Always Busy

Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris), local field. July 2019 © Pete Hillman.

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Small And Small

Feel free to click the images to enlarge and click again to get even closer … Green Shieldbug (Palomena prasina) early instar. Rear garden. © Pete Hillman August 2019.

Getting Bigger

I have noticed how big the young frogs are now growing in the garden pond. I spied four of them amongst the Water Mint and pond weed poking their heads out the water. Feel free to click the images to enlarge and click again to get even closer … © Pete Hillman August 2019

Tide Play

Feel free to click the image to enlarge and click again to get even closer … Various seaweeds, August 2019, Exmouth, Devon, England. © Pete Hillman.

The Alien

... not really ... just the Garden Spider (Araneus diadematus) Yep ... if you really, really wanna ... feel free to click on the image to enlarge and click again to get even ... (deep scary voice here) ... closer … July 2019, rear garden, South Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

Burying The Dead

I initially found this gloriously decorated beetle called the Common Sexton Beetle (Nicrophorus vespilloides) on my kitchen windowcill. You may notice it has a couple of passengers hitching a ride on its pronotum. These are Poecilochirus mites which don't actually harm the beetle, but grab a ride to the next burial site. These beetles have... Continue Reading →

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