Straight away Demoiselles could be seen flying , both Banded and Beautifulls , but i only managed this one shot of a female banded Demoiselle.
walking though the meadow there were loads of peal bordered but could not see any small pearls unfortunately:( i used my canon mpe-65 macro lens to shoot this Dancefly feeding.
a speckled bush cricket nymph
Then on a wooden fence post , two different species of shield bugs:))))
These meadows where alive with insects of all kinds, some i had never seen before but didn't really spend time shooting them as i wanted to find the small pearls hopefully at the Hurst coppice area .
on the way back through the meadow to the car park i found this crab spider which had just caught its meal:)
I now drove back to the other end of the forest , and started walking down the track to Hurst Coppice , there were Dor beetles everywhere on the track.
Time to get the mpe out again :)
i made my way down past the pigs and down to the area i was in last week where all the wood whites were.straight away i found a few either feeding or perched up :))
I had a good search for small pearls but only spotted Pearl bordered :(
and a very early Large Skipper :)
But on the sandy ground i noticed a beautiful black & white Bee burrowing ,a Ashy Miner bee Andrena cineria . i set up the mpe again and waited for it to emerge from its burrow :)
One final Wood White image
That was enough for today ,but while walking back up to the car , i found this wolf spider with her babies being carried on her back, mpe time again :)
Stopping off at another site on way home, i shot these Grizzled skippers
and a longhorn beetle Agapanthia villosoviridesce
The end of another good days shooting , but still haven't managed to see small pearl bordereds yet!
Next trip is to the cumbrian mountains for a good climb and to see butterflies too :)))