The Moth Trap


My hubby recently built me a moth trap but as soon as he’d finished it the weather immediately turned rainy and windy, so I had to wait. Last night seemed pretty good so we set it up, and this morning I rushed down to see if I’d caught anything. The first thing I noticed was … Continue reading The Moth Trap

It’s the P.M, (Praying Mantis) not Theresa May!


The Praying Mantis : Mantis religiosa Invertebrate Carnivore Female praying mantises often decapitate and eat their partners during mating Praying mantises skewer their victims with lightning speed Many ancient cultures held special beliefs about the praying mantis Praying mantises have bulging eyes and heads that can swivel 180 degrees The praying mantis eats nothing but … Continue reading It’s the P.M, (Praying Mantis) not Theresa May!

The Carpenter Bee


The Carpenter Bee – Abeille charpentiere – Xylocopa violacea A solitary bee about 25mm to 30mm long, glossy black all over with sparse black hairs. The opaque wings are dark brown with a lilac coloured sheen. Today is warm and sunny and they are coming to the winter jasmine. I’ve been trying to snap a … Continue reading The Carpenter Bee