It was a beautiful start to the day. I walked to a different bit of woodland as I could hear a cuckoo, the first this year. When I got to where it was calling it stopped and started calling from where we had come from.
It was time for breakfast, in fact well passed time I was starving. As we approached the farm I noticed this little beauty and popped it in a box. It didn’t look in the prime of life but they are very attractive.
Before lunch I had a root about in the hedge bottom and found this little bug.
I think this is a Tarnished Plant Bug. Lygus sp. I don’t know which one of the many. I don’t know where the water came from. I persuaded it onto a buttercup as the dead bracken it was on wasn’t showing it very well. I’ll try and find a dry one.
This is a little beauty but I don’t know what it is. it was wandering along on a nettle leaf but was very fast so I brought it back to the van and put it on a stone in a plate full of water. It limited it’s range to about a square inch. It’s amazing how difficult they are to find in that small area.
Thanks TREVOR: It is a sheet web spider...Neriene peltata....common name Platform hammock-spider.
Enjoy what is left of the weekend. I’ll see what I can find tomorrow. The wasps are getting very aggressive for the time of year I’ll have to be careful.