Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Friday, 8 April 2016
Beefly Bombylius major first spotted on 01/04
Hoverfly ♀Myathropa florea thnak you to @HoverflyLagoons for confirmation of ID.
A poor pic, but posted here for the record: hoverfly Helophilus sp. possibly pendulus
We used the exceptional photographs by Chris Webster on his site British Hoverflies to ID our beauties.
Wasp possibly Dolichovespula media
Hairy-footed flower bee ♀ Anthophora plumipes
Wednesday, 6 April 2016
The first and only clump of frogspawn appeared in the pond on the 29th of March, a single toad spawned on the 3rd of this month. Yesterday was a good day for it and the toads started calling. Their chorus continued until evening as they laced cat's cradles through the pond weed.
We counted six pairs in one count with a further 5 lone males jostling for position. We recorded the final tally with the Fresh Water Habitats Trust's Big Spawn Count.
Let there be tadpoles!