Tuesday 26 February 2013

Beetle on Bristly Locust

The Rose acasia
Robina hispida

The Rose acasia is also known as the Bristly Locust, or Rose locust. It is a shrub or small tree and can even be trained as a supported climber. It grows to 2-4m tall with bristly stems and small pea like flowers which fall in large clusters.They attract many insects such as the longhorn beetle, and many butterflies.

Friday 22 February 2013


The  Crested Tit
Parus cristatus
Another picture of a bird on one of my peanut feeders I'm afraid.The feeders are in well lit areas of my garden and entice the birds out of the coniferous trees, where it is almost impossible for me to get a good shot. The Crested Tit is easily recognised by it's well visible crest, and it's black and white head markings in all sexes and ages alike.

Sunday 17 February 2013

Caterpiller Charm

I have hesitated in posting this caterpiller, because I don't know if it's a moth or butterfly caterpiller, so don't know it's name. There are so many different ones, and it's been very difficult to identify.

Thursday 14 February 2013

Quietly Quietly.

The Treecreeper
Certhia familiaris

The Treecreeper likes a mixture of nuts dried fruit and cake
The Treecreeper breeds fairly commonly in older woodlands and established gardens and parks. In S Europe it prefers coniferous woods at higher altitudes.

Saturday 9 February 2013

Tit forTea

The Blue Tit
Parus caeruleus
The Blue Tit is a sweet little bird. It measures 11cm, and it's blue cap, wings and tail make it easily recognizable. Juviniles in summer have yellow cheeks and greyish-green cap. It can be found in mixed woods, parks and gardens.

Saturday 2 February 2013

Another Flutterby

The Meadow Fritillary
Melitaea parthenoides ( Nymphalidae )
The colourful orange upperwings are adorned with black markings, and the wing tips have chequered fringe.
Orange and white on underwings.
This small butterfly (wing span 4cm) favours open flowery meadows from lowlands to lower mountain slopes of around 2,ooom.
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