Glimpses into nature


This is simply intended to be an irregular note of newsworthy happenings, as much for my own records as anything else although I hope, of course, that something might be of interest to others.

I'm launching with a few historic records and one or two more up to date. Records are from my home patch Winswell Water, Devon, UK unless otherwise stated.

2017 September 2nd: Southern hawker dragonfly Aeshna cyanea.

2016 June 30th: Three Spotted flycatcher Muscicapa striata chicks in Bee hotel

2010 September: Elephant hawk moth Deilephila elpenor caterpillars on Fuschia shrub.

2009 July: Spotted flycatcher Muscicapa striata nesting in pink child's bucket in car port.