It hasn't been a good year for hover flies around our way. Whilst some insects, and in particular spiders, seem to have thrived on the horrible wet “summer”...
posted on Aug. 21, 2012
A few days ago these where all over our garden. They couldn't get enough of the nasturtiums.
posted on Aug. 19, 2012
posted on Aug. 17, 2012
The cathedral of Britain's smallest city. With a population of just 1800 [thisbigcity.net], St Davids is just ?? the size of the village I live in.
posted on Aug. 15, 2012
Devil's Coach Horse
The Devil's Coach Horse, Staphylinus olens. Seen here on our wishing line.
posted on Aug. 14, 2012
We found some snails in an old flower pot that we wanted to use. We had lots of fun watching them once we'd tipped them out. Some raced away as fast as they...
posted on Aug. 13, 2012
I'm not sure why this fly made this bubble of liquid, but it had just been gorging itself on sugar water. There an article on this subject here, for those that...
posted on Aug. 12, 2012
The Genius of Tim Hunkin - Part 4, The Water Clock
The water clock was originally designed for Thames Water to help promote water recycling. Now it stands on Southwold Pier where it raises about £6,000 for...
posted on Aug. 11, 2012
The Genius of Tim Hunkin - Part 2, Fly Drive
This is the best game in the history of the world. You are a fly; you see the world through a compound eye; you have to eat food; a man is chasing you with a...
posted on Aug. 09, 2012
The Genius of Tim Hunkin - Part 1, Amusements
Visit any amusement arcade from Las Vegas to Sunny Sarfend and it's almost certain that you'll see exactly the same sorts of machines. Boring machines that you...
posted on Aug. 08, 2012
The Ultimate in Hairy Legs
A type of damselfly Banded Demoiselle, Calopteryx splendens . I believe that these are all males as the females are more green in colour.
posted on Aug. 04, 2012