12 September, 2009
We've all killed them when they've landed on our beer glass or attacked our sandwiches, but the other evening I witnessed wasp behaviour that should be treasured, . A group of 5 or 6 wasps were peacefully drinking with other, out of the garden bird bath. These normally aggressive insects would take it in turns to land on the rim of the bath and take tiny wasp sips before departing to a nearby leaf to dry themselves in the evening sun, I grabbed the macro lens and started shooting. It was actually quite cute to watch and you would never guess that the next day these black and yellow beasts will be carrying out their next attack on the human kind!
10 September, 2009
Right... I doubt anyone reads this space anymore... but just in case anyone does, here are the New Forest shots I promised.
A beautiful Small Copper caught my eye...
08 September, 2009
Right... I'm lagging quite a bit here with posts and probably will be for sometime, due to Year 11... the GCSEs year! Here is a slightly brief summary of the New Forest trip I know you have all been dying for...
Day 1- After a Pub lunch, we hired some bikes and set off exploring the New Forest. Its a great way to get close to nature and I was rewarded with a Spotted Flycatcher high in a tree.
Day 2- Look a walk somewhere in the forest. Literally 100s of butterflies of many species including Brown Argus, Small Copper, Common Blue, Painted Lady, Small Skipper and Grayling.
Day 3- Went down to the nearby harbour to look for some waders before heading off for home. Managed to find a few Turnstone, Curlew and Redshank out on the saltmarsh.
PHOTOS WILL COME SOON... I know the post looks horrible without some piccies to go with it. Eugghhh.