Category Archives: Invertebrates

Heslington lake – belated nesting?

Back to Heslington Lake now, and some slightly unusual behaviour I have been observing. Advertisements

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Wasps’ nest

It has been fascinating watching these wasps that have build a nest into an old rabbit bolthole. They are literally a hive of activity.

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RSPB Middleton Lakes

Last week we had a trip to RSPB’s Middleton Lakes reserve near Birmingham. It’s a pleasant place to spend some time, but delivered one genuine surprise that defied the birdbooks.

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Aye, aye skipper

A few weeks back I was complaining about the inability of Small Skippers to ever stay still and let me take a photo. Happily that has now changed.

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Lost in pollinator paradise

Right now the garden seems to be a haven for all manner of pollinators, more than I have yet had time to identify. So feel free to chip in. Every evening the flowerbed is alive with sound and movement.

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Some thoughts on non-native species

How many non-native species do you think there are in the UK? Ten? Fifty? A few hundred? Keep going upwards…

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30 Days Wild – Day 26 – Aberlady Bay

Day 26 is really a second part to Day 25, coming from the first ever Local Nature Reserve, established in 1952. Aberlady Bay.

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30 Days Wild – Day 20 – What is a moment?

I struggle to believe we are already two-thirds of the way through 30 days Wild. I struggle even more to believe it’s nearly midway through 2017. For Day 20 we get two small but lovely moments to bookend the day.

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30 Days Wild – Day 19 – Meadow

There is a small wildflower meadow a minute outside my office, but I never go and walk in it. I’m always drawn to the lake. For Day 19, I changed that.

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30 Days Wild – Day 18 – Demoiselle

Days 17 and 18 were dominated by lots of garden work after several weeks without chance to keep on top of things. But there has been a constant presence in the garden.

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