Here is part 2 of my 2016 review, carrying on from part 1. I had a wildlife trip up to Yorkshire for an early birthday present and one of my targets was a common hawker dragonfly. I had seen a probably common hawker in the Cairngorms back in 2014, but I’d never had a good…Details
As is tradition now, as 2016 is drawing to a close, I’ve written a review of the year. Its been a mixed year, where for reasons that will become apparent below, I’ve not been able to get as much with the camera as in previous years, but I’ve had few nice wildlife experiences, got a…Details
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Its been a while since I’ve blogged properly, so here is an attempt to get back in the swing of things. Back in September I had a holiday to Cornwall, during in which I spent a number of days in Looe on the SE coast. At West Looe there is a wonderful rocky shore, where…Details
The Southern Migrant or Blue Eyed Hawkers have appeared again at Wat Tyler Country Park. Here is a statement that needs reading before going any further. We are pleased to say that the Southern Migrant Hawker dragonfly has been seen once again in Wat Tyler Country Park. Due to issues in previous years with the…Details
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