"Nature Watch (other than birds)"

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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: June 18, 2019, 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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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #519 on: July 01, 2019, 17:09 »
I think this is a White Ermine Moth. They are in the UK between May and July and lay their eggs on docks and nettles. They are unpalatable to birds.

This one was demonstrating their other talent on my door mat. Apparently they "play dead" when threatened. I poked it onto a piece of card to get it out of the way and it rolled over and seemed sluggish and ill. I transferred it outside into the mulch around the Tomato plants and five minutes later it was out of sight.
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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #520 on: July 09, 2019, 19:17 »
The slow worm spa basking party in one of my compost bins today.  I relocated them to the next door bin, so they could snooze on under the black plastic cover, while I topped the first bin up  :)
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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #521 on: July 12, 2019, 10:54 »
Spotted at the plot yesterday.  I assume a stag beetle  :unsure:  It was on the small plot which is next to the boundary edges on 2 sides.  There is a row of scrub and trees at the back, which I leave as is for the wildlife, so there are plenty of old branches and bits of rotting wood in there.
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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #522 on: July 12, 2019, 17:14 »
Was it around an inch in size? If so, it could be a Lesser Stag Beetle, according to the pic.

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #523 on: July 13, 2019, 07:20 »
Was it around an inch in size? If so, it could be a Lesser Stag Beetle, according to the pic.

No it was twice that size at least.  Female stag beetle I think  :unsure:

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #524 on: July 14, 2019, 12:57 »
Hello a photo of a moth caterpillar can any one guess which moth   jezza
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