Adrian Morris's Nature Posts

Apparently there are about 20,000 species of spiders in the world of which more than 600 have been recorded in the British isles. This garden spider, according…

This is a hoverfly. These are true flies belonging to the diptera order of insects. The Latin name means two wings. They are so called because, unlike other…

This small skipper is feeding on clover. It is using its long tongue to take in nectar. This is a small tortoisedhell butterfly. Very common but very beautiful.…

These are lovely flowers, but impossible to identify accurately. I've delved into several books (yes I still have books!) but I've found it difficult to…

Hawthorn flowers usually appear in May so they are sometimes called May blossom. In recent years, however, because of global warming, they often appear in mid…

I strayed just a few miles from home today; but I wondered if I'd got completely lost and ended up in Australia when I saw this black swan. Wothington Lake is a…

Bluebells proliferate in our local woodland. Cuckoo flower, also called lady's smock. Dandelions are named from the French phrase "dent-de-lion" which means…

This beautiful hedgerow shrub is very common around where we live. It has a profusion of small white flowers which begin to open in March. The flowers are very…

This lovely little wild flower, which looks like a miniature dandelion, is widespread and common in the UK.
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