I was up and out with the Lark this morning, not that there are any Larks here. There was a beauty of a Buzzard not fifty yards away but I only had a macro lens with me. It was such a good bird it all but followed us on our walk. I was looking for Wolf Spiders but they were not where I’d seen them before. I’ll find them again. After breakfast we were out again as I’d seen this grizzly screen. It’s for fetching rocks out of topsoil.
On the way back I decided to check the mower for fuel as the grass needs cutting. I came out of the mower shed and this monster was dashing across the compost bin lid. I scooped it up and carefully carried it back to the van where I popped it in a pot whilst I got the stage set up for it’s debut photo session.
I think it is a male House Spider. Tegenaria gigantea. It is a beauty whatever it is.
This one is from last night and is a female Soldier Beetle. Cantharis fusca. They aren’t very big and though they can be bribed with honey they soon get full and fly away.
I can’t believe that there are still St Mark’s flies around. I think this is what it is. It’s glued itself to honeydew so was easy to snap. I haven’t seen a female for weeks so these could be something else.
Clay Coloured Weevil. Otiorhynchus singularis. This is a new one for me.
Lots of these about today. Green Leaf Weevil. Polydrusus sericeus.
Enjoy your week.