I have decided to write about one of my favourite invertebrates for each day of National Insect week. Day 2 is the Hornet Robberfly. At 25mm long and with its stocky build, the Hornet robberfly Asilus crabroniformis is probably the biggest true fly (Diptera) in the UK. The adult has yellow and black markings of…Details
Ive decided to write about one of my favourite invertebrates for each day of National Insect week. First up its the Bee-wolf Philanthus triangulum This is one of our largest species of solitary wasp (up to 18mm) that that hunts honey bees, which is the origin of the name bee-wolf (also sometimes referred to as…Details
Its been a while since I’ve posted so here are some insect macros taken last week. May is my favourite season for insect macros.
In the last few years there has been accusations thrown at the BBC about bias towards bloodsports and the views of the Tory led government on countryside and environmental policy. They ran a number of stories on the ‘Adam’s farm’ section on Countryfile where he said the badger cull was necessary to control bTB (skimming…Details
Well its that time again, time to look back at the photos taken over the year. This is just a photo heavy post with not much writing so just scroll down through my year in photos. Th year started well with a trip to RSPB Rainham in less than perfect conditions resulting in this kestrel.…Details
This year I decided that I needed to get some good shots of raft spiders, the largest spider species found in the UK. Unfortunately living in Essex there are no sites nearby, the closest good site I’m aware of being Thursley Common in Surrey, where the Bog Raft Spider Dolomedes fimbriatus can be found. A…Details