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.
Young Nature Watch (YNW) is a branch of the Tisbury and District Natural History Society (TNHS). Our first event was on July 2020.
YNW is free for under-21s! Young people always have priority at any of our activities but accompanying adults are required for under-12s. Whenever possible, we will aim to split attendants into three different groups:
- Families with young children
- Teenagers only
- Young-at-heart of all ages
For adults, annual membership for the TNHS (£10) or a £2 fee per event (for non-members) is due.
YNW activities are organised by Inés Lopez-Doriga and Izzy Fry (find out more about how it all started in Focus, p.27).
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