If anyone is looking for a new hobby, I can thoroughly recommend gerrid-watching! It might not be as popular as bird or butterfly watching, but observing the movements and behaviour … Continue Reading Gerrids bearing water mites
Courtship in pierid butterflies, such as brimstones, is usually fairly brief, but can nevertheless, feature some interesting interactions. I happened across a short, unsuccessful courtship in this pair of common … Continue Reading Courting brimstones: wing walking
The Rio Sor or Sor Mañón is a small, tranquil river which flows between the provinces of A Coruña and Lugo, in Galicia, NW Spain.It flows north into the Bay … Continue Reading A stroll along the Rio Sor looking for butterflies
At the end of last month (on 28th August) I sat on a hillside in Galicia, Spain, next to a beautiful bush of flowering bell heather, photographing the wasps which … Continue Reading Asian hornet in Galicia
I came across these little blue belles whilst walking along the Rio Sor in Galicia earlier this month. There were not present in any sort of profusion, but they had … Continue Reading Autumn Crocus
The Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo meridionalis) is a European damselfy which likes small, fast flowing streams and rivers. The female has a metallic greenish-bronze body and brown or russet coloured wings. … Continue Reading A beautiful damsel in a lovely spot!