With it being the last day of National Insect Week, today I went on a bug hunt!
Taking a stroll around farmer’s field, I saw an amazing array of insects. A wonderfully relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Continuing the insect theme for National Insect Week, I have decided join in with some citizen science and record some Ladybirds!
I had a great time hunting for Ladybirds, though I didn’t find many! I found a 2-spot and 14-spot ladybird. I also found what I believe to be my first ever Water Ladybird!
I used an app called iRecord Ladybirds, but if you don’t have a smart phone you can still have a go by visiting the website: UK Ladybird Survey You can find out lots more about Ladybirds there too!
Continuing an insect theme for National Insect Week, I went on a bug hunt today. I examined the long grass, inspected bramble bushes and peered into hedgerows that line the farmer’s fields where I walked.
My search was not in vain! I was lucky enough to find 2 longhorn beetles in less than a square foot. I found a few other stunning beetle species along the way.
Such a broad spectrum of colours, sizes and shapes, I never tire of admiring beetles. There’s no such thing as “just a beetle”!
One of my favourite jobs at work was my first duty of today, an invertebrate survey in the Nature Reserve! The place is so beautiful and teeming with life! Everywhere I looked there was something to see!
Invert survey or a bug hunt, looking for those little gorgeous creatures is always rewarding!
Here is the last 10 days of my 30 Days Wild!
Day 21 – Who knew that an old dry log would be so interesting!
Day 22 – Today I spent time watching a Goldfinch investigating the bark of a tree!
Day 23 – Popped by my local Kestrel nest … I’m not sure who was watching who today!
Day 24 – I was given the choice between doing the books or counting the bugs!
Day 25 – Stuck in traffic? I decided to do a long distance plant survey! I counted 19 different species between two junctions!
Day 26 – Today I rescued a bee from the office, two beetles from the classrooms and a bush cricket from butterfly house!
Day 27 – Paused to admire this beautiful fungus growing at the base of dead tree!
Day 28 – Today I enjoyed blue skies, green fields and wild views along the Severn Valley Railway!
Day 29 – I got to enjoy the flutterings of these stunning Scarlet Tigers!
Day 30 – On the last wild day of June, I found this old tractor being reclaimed by the wild!
I have really enjoyed doing 30 Days Wild. Being with the wild is something I naturally do every day, so I will be staying wild! I hope that you all will be too!
Here is the next 10 days of my 30 Days Wild!
Day 11 – Today I spent an hour staring at a stone wall! – This has been my favourite day so far!
Day 20 – Walking through a covered walk way at work, I had two Swallows fly around my head. I paused to watch them and then I noticed this nest in a dark corner! I took one (poor quality) photo before leaving the new family in peace!
You can find my 30 Days Wild Part 2 here.