Sunday, 26 March 2017


A basking Comma near Ampthill showing the brush-footed nature of the Nymphalidae front legs very nicely...

Green Tiger Beetle

It wouldn't be spring without a picture of a Green Tiger Beetle, so here you are...

At Cooper's Hill today.

Shieldbug #1 - Gorse

May as well keep score of the shieldbugs that I find this year too, so here's number one, Gorse Shieldbug, on gorse at Cooper's Hill

Ladybird #2 - Harlequin

Noted several Harlequin Ladybirds on a trip to Cooper's Hill. (No sign of Heather Ladybird or Hieroglyph Ladybird - will have to keep trying for them).

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Ladybird #1 - Pine

As a background challenge for this year I think I'll try to see how many of the 23 species of ladybird recorded in the county I can find. So here's number one, a Pine Ladybird on my apple tree...

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

First Hatching

Was this the first Bedfordshire "hatching" of 2017? Found shivering in my garden today. I let it sit on my hand in warm sunshine until it felt warm enough to fly off, which it did.