Thursday 30 May 2024

Let's See some Smaller Sights

 Let us take a break from cricket, at which I seem to be demonstrably hopeless at the moment, and let us turn our eyes downwards again, to what lives among the wildflowers and helps pollinates them with a flit, a hop and buzz while only a few of us notice. 

It seems to be shield bug season at the moment on campus, with dock bugs, box bugs and gorse bugs scuttling about everywhere amidst the brambles and dogwood, far below the screeches of the buzzards as they are harassed by crows. 

The weather has been damp but tolerable, for both myself and the insects, and we have both been out and about. The latter far more colourful than myself. 


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  1. Lovely selection of insects! The photo of the Peacock is beautiful and lovely to see the Thick Kneed Flower Beetle!