Tuesday 29 September 2015

A Minsmere Medley

7-spot Ladybird, a native species. I have logged it on the UK Ladybird Survey.
We spent a sunny afternoon at RSPB Minsmere on Saturday. We may not have seen many birds (and indeed we looked in vain for Bearded tits on this occasion), but there were some lovely insects out and about. Our visit gave me the chance to pick up a copy of the site leaflet (previous post) that contains my Minsmere soundbite.

A small Hoverfly

A Darter (?Common Darter) perching in the sunshine

Poisonous toadstool, Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria)

Another Common Darter (?female)

Emerald Damselfly

Migrant Hawker Dragonfly

Close-up, showing yellow 'golf tee' mark on S2

A magnificent Fox Moth caterpillar

The windswept beach that adjoins the Minsmere reserve


Anonymous said...

Lovely shots of insects. I love the close up of the Hawker Dragonfly - beautiful markings.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Beautiful photos, Caroline, the dragonflies' wings are stunning

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

I got exactly the same shot of a female darter yesterday, on a fence railing! You must have used gypsy charms to get the migrant hawkers to sit still however!

Julie said...

Lovely photos Caroline.. especially the dragonfly & damselfly ones :o)