Southern Marsh Orchids

Southern Marsh Orchids

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Cosmeston Lakes. 25/03/2018

A nice bright and warm day Sunday with a few butterflies making an appearance around the park, a few male Brimstones patrolling the hedgerows with a Comma and a couple of Small Tortoiseshells enjoying the sun.

At the dragonfly pond to the left of the visitor centre there was an unwelcome guest in the form of a Terapin basking near the bank.

All around the pond there were Common Frogs looking for mates plus one or two already mating, there was a single patch of frog spawn in the pond but it looked like it had been killed off by the cold weather we have had as there was no movement from within.

Sunday 11 March 2018

caddisfly - Creigiau 10 March

First 2018 sighting of a caddisfly in the garden - attracted to the moth box last night. Grateful if anyone can point me in the right direction with this. I have attached an image of the underside as I know these are very difficult/impossible to ID without genital examination. Does this image provide sufficient detail ?