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Wood Anemone

Wood Anemone

The Wood Anemones are past their best here now. Spring marches on, but slowly this year – our annual butterflies (that don’t overwinter as adults) are a month late – no County records for Orange Tip or Holly Blue yet.

Anemone nemorosa.

Nikon D7200 Tokina 100mm f16 1/400 ISO 400



Nikon D7200 Tokina 100mm f5.6 1/50 ISO 200

By The Dawn’s Early Light

By The Dawns Early Light

In the Golden Hour.

Nikon D7200 Tamron 17-50mm f16 17mm 1/60 ISO 100


Opilio canestrinii

Harvestman, Opilio canestrinii.
Nikon D7200 Tokina 100mm f16 1/250 ISO 100

Looking bashful:
Being bashful

Winter Colours

Chrysoperla carnea

The green lacewings are quite difficult to tell apart. Fortunately, Chrysoperla carnea still in its subdued winter colours is reasonably easy to spot (much harder later in the year when it’s green like all the others), especially if you get close enough to see the hairy veins on the wings.

Chrysoperla carnea

Early Doors

Early Doors

Frosty pre-dawn start this morning for a dawn chorus walk with the local wildlife group.

Nikon D7200 Tamron 17-50mm f11 17mm 1/160 ISO 100.

How did you spend your day?

Western Yellow Centipede

Too wet to do much outside today and there were a few domestic tasks that needed attention, so in the end I spent much of the morning counting the pores on the hind leg of a centipede. Heaven!

The Western Yellow Centipede is an interesting beastie, the UK’s longest at up to 70mm.

Western Yellow Centipede, Stigmatogaster subterranea.
Nikon D7200 Tokina 100mm f16 1/250 ISO 100

Western Yellow Centipede

Common Stork’s-bill

Common Storks-bill

Not so common any more.

Common Stork’s-bill, Erodium cicutarium.
Sony DSC-HX20V f3.5 5.9mm 1/800 ISO 100

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