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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Dark Giant Horsefly

Dark Giant Horsefly (Tabanus Sudeticus) This is the heaviest fly in Europe it is about 1 inch long, You would not want to get bitten by on of these.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Back to Pwll Penarth

Grass Snakes showing well in the early morning sun and unfortunately 2 Mink were seen in front of the 2nd hide

Grass Snake


Saturday, 21 July 2012

Pwll Penarth

A lot of the same at Pwll Penarth with 1 new find for me.

Common Toad

Grass Snake


Slow Worm

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Love days like these

At Pwll Penarth again 3 Otters were seen swimming in front of the first hide

In the afternoon 4 Grass Snakes were seen

Lots of common Frogs

And 1 very large Common Toad

Never thought I would see it again but the Mole was out again this afternoon and managed to get a grab shot this time.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Big Butterfly Count

Today sees the launch of the Big Butterfly count; you have three weeks to find some good weather!

Sunday, 8 July 2012





Green-veined White

All seen at Pwll Penarth this morning also seen were Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Speckled Wood and Orange Tip

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Along the canal again

I believe I am right with my identification of these three

A Large Red Damselfly

A Meadow Brown 

Azure Damselfly

Speckled Wood Butterfly

A Speckled Wood flying around by the canal

Friday, 6 July 2012

Pwll Penarth Yesterday

Wolf Spider

Male White-legged Damselfly

Female White-legged Damselfly

Can't make my mind up on this any Ideas?

Sunday, 1 July 2012