Thursday, October 18, 2007

Some autumn delights

After a period of mixed weather it has turned cold at night. But when the sun gains a little power by early afternoon, drowsy insects bumble around Emthree to enjoy the last of the summer wine.

The pictures above show the hoverfly Rhingia rostrata on a white marsh thistle flower, another hoverfly, Eristalis pertinax and a female ichneumon wasp looking for some hapless caterpillar in which to lay her eggs.

I have also uploaded a picture of a group of toadstools growing on Flint Field in Emthree. They are The deceiver (Laccaria laccata), a new record for the square.