Dry and Sunny and when I looked at the temperature it was 19ºC.

Only one moth at The Wardens Office this morning. But at least it was a moth I have been trying to photograph for a while. I have seen this moth a few times now. But I’ve not had much success with photos. The last time I saw it was on The Moth Trapping night organised by The Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. So here is my first photograph of a Phoenix. The Phoenix is only slightly bigger than the Small Phoenix, which I have photographed a lot this year. The marking’s on both are also slightly different….


Four-banded Longhorn Beetle on Bramble…


Good news about The Heathland Corridor. I spotted 3 Speckled-bush Crickets up there today. This one though was taken on Goldie Heath…


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As yet this Bumblebee is unidentified. But I have looked closely, and I can’t see any baskets on the back legs. So I suspect its a Cuckoo Bumblebee. Click on Photos to make bigger…

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When I spotted this Peacock, I thought there is something different about it. Still not worked it out yet. Answers on a Postcard…


I think this is one of my best photo’s of a Red Admiral. Just like the setting, and its pose…




Like the Bloody-nosed Beetles, these Blue Shieldbug’s seem to have a long season. It was Easter when I spotted my first one this year…


Got to see both Male and Female Common Darters today…

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I saw a Migrant Hawker today. Also 2 Brown Hawkers. At the moment, they are so busy catching fly’s, they are not giving me any photo opportunities. This is my best from today, of a male Brown Hawker…


Small Copper on Bell Heather…


Found this Harlequin Ladybird on my car….


I decided to look at what tree the White Letter Hairstreak had landed on yesterday. Mainly because I believed they stayed on the Elm Tree, and also fed on the Aphids Honeydew which lived on that tree. Well yesterday’s White Letter Hairstreak landed on this young Silver Birch…

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