Since September 2003 the author has been making a minimum intervention study of a square metre of land and the immediate surrounding area in his garden in the East Sussex Weald at Sedlescombe near Hastings, UK. By April 2016 over 1000 species of plants and animals (none of which has been deliberately introduced) had been recorded and the area featured on many TV and radio shows including Spring Watch, and The One Show.
Monday, April 17, 2006
There are now two dandelion flowers out in The Waste and they are popular with early-flying insects.
The photo shows a Calypterate fly, probably an Anthomyid, and a pollen beetle, a Meligethes species, enjoying the feast.