"Nature Watch (other than birds)"

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blackberryjam

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #510 on: May 27, 2019, 12:08 »
While I was on my plot this morning this little thing fluttered down and settled near me. As long as he's a good bug he's welcome.
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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #511 on: May 28, 2019, 07:01 »
Looks like it might be a Cinnabar Moth.

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #512 on: May 28, 2019, 08:19 »
Looks like it might be a Cinnabar Moth.
Their caterpillars are bright orangey yellow and black hooped stripes and feed on ragwort and groundsel.. definitely a good guy  :D
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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #513 on: May 28, 2019, 08:23 »
These are the (not very imaginatively named) Large Red Damselflies from a mass hatching at the weekend. They take 2 years to grow from egg o adult, and we have a fairly healthy population of these. The females her (lower insect) have yellow hoops round their abdomen, but in some areas these are black hoops, or even almost completely black. SEcond pic shows their nymph cases on the pond iris leaves
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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #514 on: June 09, 2019, 21:02 »
hello found this on a yew hedge  jezza

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #515 on: June 09, 2019, 21:07 »
hello I just tried posting a photo it seem to have disappeared anyone know what ive  done wrong   jezza

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #516 on: June 09, 2019, 23:13 »
Hello found on a yew hedge  jezza
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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #517 on: June 09, 2019, 23:17 »
A grass snake I think  unfortunately it was run over by a tractor  jezza
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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #518 on: Yesterday at 12:33 »
A newt spotted yesterday wandering across the end of the lawn towards the fish pond (no tadpoles in that pond this year). I knew there were newts there but firsts sighting out of water this year. Maybe a young one.

Froglets ( a real party of them) seen moving in the grass path near the nature pond - no photos as they were finger nail size and hopped it too quickly. I do have a video of my son helping to round them up and move them off the path for their safety... but didn't post.

Pleased to have both -  even spotted a hedgehog the other night.  :)
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