Back at the start of September I was walking around KWT Oare Marshes Nature Reserve in North Kent with a couple of friends when one spotted this creature running across the path. I recognised it imediately as one of the velvet ants, the female of a type of solitary wingless wasp. I had always wanted…Details
It was a cold winter December day today in Essex. Most the insect life is dormant for winter, but under the ice in the ponds there is still plenty of activity. A sweep with the net and a caught a number of creatures: damselfly larvae, water lice, water beetles and 2 species of backswimmer, the…Details
Last weekend I popped up to see a friend in Yorkshire and we went so some great spots, one of which was Stainforth Force on the Yorkshire Dales. It is one of the best spots to see leaping Atlantic salmon as the try to leap up the waterfall. I set up my camera and waited…Details
Thanks to a friend of mine (Daniel Bridge) telling me how, I recently discovered that one of my water spider photos was being used on a blog despite it being copyrighted and a couple of my fox photos on a Creationist Wiki! I mentioned this on Twitter and some folk asked how I did it,…Details
A few photos of common lizards I took a couple of a juvenile months ago.
Some close ups of a 3 spined stickleback I took last year.
Last week on a visit to Norsey Woods in Billericay, Essex, I tracked down a wood ant nest and photographed the ants as they collected up food and nest building material. This pair were dragging a dead ant back to the nest. Others were moving small twigs and leaves to the nest. I did manage…Details