Monthly Archives: July 2015

Where are the hoverflies?

It’s mid July and it’s not been a particularly good year so far for hoverflies, at least not in Northumberland.  On a walk around a site on Druridge Bay today only 3 were spotted; one did not stay still long … Continue reading

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If looks could kill

This fearsome looking beast is a wood wasp, although it isn’t a wasp at all; more specifically it has the name of greater horntail (Urocerus gigas).  The names refer to the long sting like point at the end of the … Continue reading

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Double Dandelion

It’s not that uncommon to find plants such as dandelions or daisies with a weird elongated flower.  This effect is termed fascination and is found in other plants too and often results in a flattened stem rather than the normal … Continue reading

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