Friday, 6 September 2013

Butterflies, Dragonflies and Insects.

Has it been nearly a month since I posted last? My that has flown passed. It's continued to be a glorious summer and I have tried to make the most of it. A few species have filled most of my time as the title suggests. Lets start with the dragonflies.

Predominantly Migrant Hawker, with a Common Darter thrown in at the top.
The butterflies have been great, I have had my best shots ever of Common Blue this year, there was definitely a proliferation of them at the end of August.

But also some other stunners too.

Red Admiral

and Painted Lady.

The latter two types were actually photographed this week at the Bodenham Lake Nature reserve.

On the insect front,

Field Grasshopper,

 Tachina Fera fly,


Forest shield bug,

Hawthorn shield bug,


Meadow Grasshopper,

A Water Beetle,

and the favourite shot is of this Wood Ant, one of about half a dozen farming Aphids on a small sapling in Haugh Wood.

I've got a shed load of Fungi shots to put up next time, I'm having difficulty ID'ing them though, it's not as easy as you might think. Come back soon. I won't leave it so long. I am guessing that the weather will be turning very soon so more time to do the blog. Click on Pic for bigger version.