Unhappy bees and Fairy longhorn moth
Wednesdays trip to the park produced new and old favourites.
At the little "hot Spot" I check daily there was some angry Tree Bees, sadly some one had cut back the nettles next to a old tree stump, which had their nest in it, and in doing so had damaged their nest. They were very angry and confused .
|Nettles cut back at the side of a little path.|
You can see all the wood shavings falling out that would have been part of the nest.
If you look closely to the right of the photo you can make out some of the bees flying round, there was about 10 + didn't get to close as they were not happy.
Have not been back down to the park as it has rained for the last two days, it has been cold too so I hope they have found some were to shelter as they will struggle to live in this cold ,wet weather.
|On Alder tree|
Found some more Woolly Aphids this time on a Alder tree, they are a little different to the ones on the Larch tree.There is not to much information about the different types of aphids or good photos. Need to spend a little more time on this.
|On larch tree.|
From the noise the Starlings were making I could tell the first batch of young were out of their nests to day.
My favourite find of the day was spotting these tiny moths flying round a Cuckoo flower there was about four and did not stay still for long,
The Adelidae or fairy longhorn moths
What a great looking moth.
Under the tree line I found this flower that I have not recorded at the park before
In some photos it dose look like Spring Speedwell but in other photos on the "web"
it dose not, so if you know let me know...
Froghopper/Spittlebug/Cuckoo spit/Frog spit/Snake spit
Managed to find two caterpillars this week, but it is the second one I would like help with identifying
how odd is this ?
Is this the head part ?
Would love some help this one