All posts tagged beetles
A couple of weeks ago I noticed ‘something’ dark and rough, like crumpled ladybird exuvia perhaps, seemingly stuck to thistle stems across the Great Chalfield estate. When I looked more closely these ‘exuvia’ actually moved (albeit slowly) and were very difficult to remove from the plants. Moreover I soon noticed that there were insects attached to them still – with peculiar branched spines and looking somewhat like greenish woodlice.
Apropos of absolutely nothing at all, here are some random photos taken between July 4th and 18th at Great Chalfield in Wiltshire (VC7), the National Trust-owned estate
Two of the things that kicked off my curent interest/obsession in 'panrecording' (ie trying to identify everything I come across rather than just going 'Oh look a Blackcap
I took the images below during the last week or so in various locations on the Great Chalfield estate, none more than about 1000m from my front
It may well be just the result of a certain character trait that means I obsess over 'new things', but I am getting seriously hooked on this whole