The final stages of a bush I observed. Again, not sure of the specific species.
A black and white butterfly that I saw at the start of Autumn. I'm not certain what the flowers are, either, but I think they might be weeds.
Can anyone tell me what I've found ?
I found this wonderful, colourful wasp / daddy long legs looking hybrid in my house. Need help to identify it .
Polyommatus icarus ssp. icarus
Red fox at Langlands Moss, L.N.R.
I'm given to understand these guys are just 'Greater Pond Snails' - I can't really tell. Anyway, they live in an old, naturalized glass terrarium on my balcony which is filled with water, these, Ramshorn snails and water louse are the three species that have taken up permanent residence. We had a Pond Skater for a day but it left.
In summer you can see lots of tiny little invertebrates scooting around, I presume they are larvae of small flies amongst other things.
Powdered Sunshine Lichen, Vulpicida pinastri.
This little Lichen is a priority species and here at Langlands Moss has presented a few challenges for the team as they replace the wooden boardwalk with a recycled plastic alternative.
A pretty cool looking Broom Moth Caterpillar at Langlands Moss, L.N.R.
The ID for this was between Common & Herring Gull - my choice of Herring Gull is based mostly on the shape of the head and the size of the bird.
Wren at James Hamilton Heritage Park.
Female Common Darter at Coulter's Woods
Sphagnum Mosses at Shields Moss
Most probably ID is 'Large Black Slug' - despite how counter-intuitive that may seem.
ID from a friend as a 'Grey Chi'
Sundews at langlands Moss
Common False-Widow living on a wall.
Female ovipositing at Langlands Moss, L.N.R.
Dead Mole amongst the Sphagnum & Heather.
Masses of bracken.
I don't want to say with absolute certainty, but I believe this to be a female Common Blue?
To borrow a term from our birding friends, it's a 'Little Brown job'!
Murder at Langlands!
2 juveniles and one of the two parent birds.
Note: Deep Bill & ruffled feathers on breast.
There were 2 and this was as close as I could get to them (not allowed on the Golf Course unless you pay!)
They've been hanging around a lot locally, seems they are moving in to the area, hopefully I'll manage to get better photos of them some other time!