Friday, 7 September 2007

More Spider Stuff...

I don't think I've ever seen a bigger Garden Spider than this one which was in the greenhouse this afternoon!

It was very active - shinning down a silken thread and up again in the blink of an eye!

This raggedy Speckled Wood was also sheltering/trapped in the greenhouse.
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Monday, 3 September 2007

A Spider

There have been an awful lot of these small spiders in the garden lately, notably on the catmint.THey hang upside down so could be a little tricky to identify. Much smaller than the Garden Spider.

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Shield Bug

I saw this on my top box as I set out to walk to Squires Gate in preparaton for the lads walk on Saturday (shudder...) The nearest I have come to identifying it so far is Hawthorn Shield Bug but this doesn't have such extensive darker areas on the wings & abdomen as that seems to. Update later...
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Saturday, 1 September 2007

Sour Grapes?

This caterpillar took no notice at all of the grapes Ivan gave me from his vine in the soon-to-be-mine greenhouse. It just carried straight on in the direction of my brassicas! (It didn't make it...)
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