Yesterday’s tiny caterpillar wasn’t the only creature spotted at Compton Acres. There sadly weren’t any dragonflies or damselflies around, probably because it was a little cooler and not their ideal conditions, but there were other creatures to be found. First this Hoverfly who seems to be rubbing its hands (legs) in glee about something, like…… Continue reading Creatures of Compton Acres
I may not travel very far afield I do have a drive to keep wandering round the local area and peering into the lives of the insects and plants that live here. I want to see what is stirring in these days of spring, and visit the places where different types of creatures and plants…… Continue reading Small World
I was taking photos of Bluebells last weekend. There weren’t many yet, but they were starting to flower in the woods and elsewhere. I suspect there are more now, but it’s rainy today. Hopefully I’ll get out again sometime soon. One of them had a surprise passenger that I didn’t spot at first. Then I…… Continue reading Surprise Passenger
Damsels may be lovely to look at but they are predatory hunters. This Large Red Damselfly caught itself a spider as I was watching it at the weekend, and then proceeded to munch it up until there wasn’t much left but the legs. Lovely.
I’ve spent ages pondering what photos to choose for the weekly challenge this week, veering from one angle to another. In the end I’ve gone for three quite different photos showing both actual depth and depth of field. In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Depth.”
I had a quick potter in the front garden after work and spotted this fluorescent greeny-yellow spider on the Willow. Very bright! She even has a red bottom! In this image she is returning to her ‘nest’, perhaps defending her babies from me! I believe she is a Green Orb-Weaver Spider.
There’s not a lot to see in the garden this evening. It’s been raining much of the day and I took a brief potter about, but there wasn’t much sun left and it was mostly raindrops and spiders … so that is what you get! Looking forward to a week off work next week. Fingers…… Continue reading Raindrops & Spiders
I haven’t had a chance to take any photos lately, and now it’s snowing again … so here’s some older shots of some creepy crawlies from various points during last year 🙂
spiders thin and spiders tiny are greeted and appreciated for the work that they endure to rid me of the pesky flies but spiders large and spiders hairy they do not get a warm reception more an urge to scream and run so when this greeted me this morning a shriek emerged without intent a…… Continue reading Spider!