A two tone wasp

This large wasp came flying around the corner like a helicopter and landed on the bank beside me.  It was large and beautifully coloured, with toffee-brown legs and antennae and a black head and body. It was remarkably purposeful as it moved through the leaf litter searching for something.  What, I only found out later,…

The proboscis – a very versatile instrument

We all know that proboscises (or is it probosci?!) are what butterflies use to suck up nectar – upon which they feed; but it is only when you look very closely – as when taking photographs – that you see what an amazingly versatile and flexible instrument this is.  Butterflies are able to curl and…