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Bugs and Beasties

Thursday, April 14th 2011

Although it was very cold today the bugs and beasties (the invertebrates) are stirring. A spider had built a massive web across a small pond.  Huge bees were heard buzzing. The Whirligig Beetles were whirling on the ponds and the Pond Skaters were hopeful of some food as they skated across the pond surface.

This spider was accidently caught on camera as the Blackthorn was photographed.

Spider on Blackthorn flower

Up on the wetland, this Primrose flower was giving shelter to a fly.

Primrose and fly

And finally there were many black slugs seen around the Reserve today.  Several were eating Wood Sorrel leaves.

black slug

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