We had an amazing bug hunt on Saturday the 13th of August. Thanks to Mariko Whyte for giving us her time and providing expertise in ID. Also to Dick Budden for hosting us in his land. We saw the following species:
Crickets and Grasshoppers
Roesel's Bush Cricket
Thistle Gall Fly (Urophora cardui)
A hoverfly (Sphaerophoria scripta)
Dragonflies and Damselflies
Spiders and Harvestmen
Garden Cross Spider (Araneus diadematus)
Common Candy-striped Spider (Enoplognatha ovata s.l.)
Nursery Web Spider
Furrow Spider (Larinoides cornutus)
A Long-jawed Orb Weaver (Tetragnatha sp.)
A crab spider (Xysticus sp.)
A fork-palped harvestman (Dicranopalpus agg.)
A harvestman (Mitopus morio)
Common Spittle-bug (Philaenus spumarius)
A plant bug (Malacocoris chlorizans)
A lacewing larva (Chrysopidae)
Oak Apple Gall Wasp (Biorhiza pallida)
You can have a look at some of our pictures on our social media: here and here.
On Saturday the 13th of August, join us for a safari in search of insects and learn fascinating facts about them!
NOTE: Start time has been changed to 9am to avoid the extreme heat in the afternoon.
Thank you to all who came to our bug hotel workshop and helped us make bug hotels, we had a great time and we hope to provide refuges for garden critters! You can see some of the pictures on our social media, on Instagram and on Facebook.
We made so many bug hotels that we had some for fundraising at the community fete at the Nadder Centre yesterday. The money raised will help us organise more events, so thank you to those who donated! If you missed it but would like to get a bug hotel, please get in touch!
Young Nature Watch (YNW) is a branch of the Tisbury and District Natural History Society (T&DNHS).
YNW is free for under-21s! Young people always have priority at any of our activities but accompanying adults are required for under-12s.
For adults, annual membership for the T&DNHS (£10) or a £2 fee per event (for non-members) is due.
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