We welcome contributions from anyone with an interest in wildlife. Our aim is that the blog will be used for sharing sightings, photographs, events, and any other aspects of natural history interest in the East Glamorgan area of Vice County 41. This covers Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr Tydfil, Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff and the western part of Caerphilly.
Southern Marsh Orchids
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
wasps and Tachinids (?)
One of the neighbours commented recently that he hadn't seen any wasps in the garden this summer - that, of course was the 'kiss of death' as each moth trap since that conversation has contained at least three/four wasps! Both Common and German wasps have made an appearance - fortunately they seem to be very dopey early in the morning so are relatively easy to 'eyeball' to tell them apart.
I spotted some new visitors to the garden this afternoon - I think they were Tachinid flies, but I don't know which one. Quite large feeding on Shasta Daisy.