That's what you get for looking under stones.... a Newt
We went for a evening walk at the park, while the boys went of to play foot ball, I went looking under stones.
And there he/she was a Smooth/Common Newt.
I was so excited...
It was so tiny, a first for the park.
With the park been full of Ladybirds and Harlequins, I have been taking a closer look and doing some reading up on the Ladybird.
There have been 3500 species of coccinellid described worldwide but until recently only 43 were considered as resident in Britain.
Of the 46 ladybird species now found in Britain only 26 are readily recognisable as ladybirds and these are the focus of the Ladybird Survey.
Here are a few I have found this past week.
|16 Spot Orange ladybird|
|22 Spot Ladybird|
|2 Spot Ladybird|
|7 Spot ladybird|
Also new at the park this week
Bombus hypnorum Tree Bee and
Bombus pascuorum Common Carder Bee (bee on the dandelion)T
Have made theses collages up using http://www.picmonkey.com/it's free