Southern Marsh Orchids

Southern Marsh Orchids

Tuesday 31 May 2016

Creigiau - garden hoverflies

A couple of new hoverflies for the garden - Rhingia campestris in the flower beds and Anthogramma pedissequum ( I think ) in the nettle patch.

Sunday 15 May 2016


Two bees yesterday, a Common Carder Bee (?) in the garden in Creigiau and a possible Ashy Mining Bee (Andrena cineraria) on the path near the top of Mynydd Machen. Never seen the latter before so would appreciate confirmation/correction.

Friday 13 May 2016


Took a short stroll around the ponds in Llanerch Woods yesterday morning. Not too much around ... but I didn't have much time to look.

Did see some Alder Flies and lots of patches of their eggs

and also quite a lot of these leaf beetles - could they be Plateumaris sericera?