A Little Habitat

Saturday, September 8th 2018

Walking onto the middle moor, the area between the fence and the ditch was beginning to show signs that fungi were developing.  In the ditch some small willow shrubs needed a closer examination..  We were amazed at the finds on them.  Sawfly larvae feeding on a willow leaf, took up their defensive positions.

Sawfly larvae

On another stem was a crab spider.  On closer inspection we realised that we were interrupting his lunch!

Crab Spider

Well camouflaged, was a Common Shield Bug

Common Shield bug

To finish the blog there are some dates for your diary.


The calendar competition closes on Friday 14th September.  The first Winter Worky Day is on Saturday 6th October and the Coffee Morning is on the 8th of November.  More details about these and other events can be found on the News and Events page.

Christmas is just on the horizon and the Foxglove Covert Christmas Dinner will be held at Wathgill on Wednesday 12th December.

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