Sunday, 25 June 2017

Invertebrates in the afternoon

Photo: Alan Watts

Tony Smith of The Bristol Naturalists' Society kindly gave up his Saturday afternoon last week to come and open our eyes to some of the miniature wonders at Filnore Woods.

Such things as cinnabar moth caterpillars feeding on ragwort flowers.


Or a spider wrapping a bee in silk, ready for the larder.

Photo: Alan Watts

We were soon getting our invertebrate eyes in and finding our own tiny animals.  Some were very small so a hand lens was needed to see them but we also saw numerous butterflies, lacewings, true bugs and moths.

 At least one of the party has yet to be converted to entomology but our youngest attender was very keen and soon off on his own zoo quest.
  
 Photo: Alan Watts


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