Thursday, 15 July 2010

woodland stroll

Went out for a quick stroll through the woods after having seen a doe and fawn several times over the last week or so. Alas they didn't appear today but did get a few other interesting shots. First off I spotted this guy staking out a field in the search for food on the way back from Monmouth.


Photo showing how important 'weeds' such as this ragwort are, you can see 5 insects of four different species on this one plant. 

Cinnabar Moth caterpillar 

Hover fly on Ragwort 


Thursday, 8 July 2010

Woorgreen Lake again!

Popped to the lake today with Katie from life in the forest, to take my mind off a few family problems. There was a lot of insect activity and 2 grey herons were back on the lake though they both alluded us yet again and the picture below is about the best I could get.

Grey Heron

Canada Goose juvenile 

Greylag goose gosling

Female Mallard

Speckled Wood Butterfly

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Highnam Woods

Went out with Katie from today. We went to RSPB Highnam Woods, where to be honest not a lot was about though did manage to take some macro shots of various insects.

Fallow Deer Doe - Melanistic variation. We saw this female grazing down a track on our way back from Highnam woods.

Male Broad bodied Chaser - Lightmoor Pool

The following were taking in Highnam Woods

Wasp Beatles mating

Spider with egg sack

Hover fly

Meadow Brown
Buttercup with bugs in


Great Tit taking off
Great tit