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Careful where you land...
With insect life starting to come to the fore once again, it becomes imperative that if you are a non-predatory insect that you look where you land otherwise you may fall prey to the clutches of Misumena vitae .... the White Crab Spider A Green Veined White perishes..... Matt Adam Williams And...
21 May 2013
Scorching Insect Afternoon
Strangely enough there was not a lot of time for blogging over the weekend so here is a little roundup of the incredibly successful Insect Afternoon walk on Saturday when temperatures were not far of 30c. Bit too warm for most critters but we persevered and everyone had a great time. Annie, Chris and...
11 Sep 2012
Insect Afternoon Approaches
Only a few hours until our August Insect Afternoon Walk . It is hot and steamy already and looks set fair for a good day. Hopefully we can find a few goodies out there today including the impressive Wasp Spider (and yes I kow that they are not really insects....) I took this one on Wednesday as it...
18 Aug 2012
If you go down in the woods today.... keep a look out for Nursery Web Spiders basking on flat leaves. They lay in wait for passing prey and then leap forward and grab it. You may be forgiven for thinking that they have only got six legs but this species habitually rests with the front two pairs of legs...
1 Jul 2012
Wolves on the prowl
Down at ground level it is not safe to drop your guard as the Wolves are always out and about. There are countless species of this family of spider and all are excellent hunters. If you stand still and look down at any patch of shortish vegetation you are bound to see them scurrying around. Sometimes...
29 Jun 2012
A genuinely great day on the reserve yesterday with my KBC club and our first Insect Afternoon grubbing session of the year. Absolutely fabulous stuff with ten ladybird species (including Cream Spot, Water and the rare Bryony), Glow-worm , Agapanthaia villosoviridescens (you need to look this long horn...
20 May 2012
Orbs a plenty
It is the time of year when Garden Orb Spiders start to become obvious with females of various sizes and colours strung out across every available gap. If you look atthe body you will see and inverted dotted cross that identifies the species. If you are really lucky you may also find Four Spot Orb Weaver...
21 Sep 2011
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