Dragonflies

A Dragonfly's life begins in the water and remains there for up to five years. The part of the life-cycle that we usually see is very brief and is only a fraction of their lifetime. In order to reach they point where they appear to be the king of the airways, they must survive and grow… Continue reading Dragonflies

A Dragonfly’s life begins in the water and remains there for up to five years. The part of the life-cycle that we usually see is very brief and is only a fraction of their lifetime. In order to reach they point where they appear to be the king of the airways, they must survive and grow…… Continue reading Dragonflies

Meet Sally Stonefly

Welcome to my garden, Sally Stonefly! I’m not just going around giving insects names, honestly! I found this interesting insect in my garden yesterday evening and spent a long time trying to work out what it was. Eventually I discovered it was a Common Yellow Sally Stonefly (Isoperla grammatica) … Sally Stonefly for short :)…… Continue reading Meet Sally Stonefly

Sweet Bee

I met this bee the other day in the garden, quietly bumbling about in an Evening Primrose flower. It was a cute little thing. It was about to head off to another flower and turned to look at me before it left.

Scary Shieldbug

I’ve grown quite used to spotting shieldbugs all around the place. Usually they’re the same shade of green as the leaf they’re sitting on, as they’re the common Green Shieldbugs. But at the weekend I spotted this scary fellow: He’s certainly not as camouflaged as the green ones, and seems rather more viscious – sat…… Continue reading Scary Shieldbug