On Sunday 14th June in the afternoon after taking our dogs down the Greenway lane I decided to walk the lane again with the camera and see what was about. It was quite a warm afternoon and it is always sheltered in the lane which is bordered by tall hedgerows, so less of a breeze; trying to take images of small insects can be quite tricky, a gentle breeze can be more like a gale force wind through a macro lens!
I took it slowly on my second walk, getting my eye in and I found another world! Most of the action was on the Cow Parsnip and Hogweed flowers bordering the grassy lane. I enjoy photographing them and seeing what we would normally miss just outside our door.
One of my special finds was the Currant Clearwing moth, their conservation status is Scarce (Nationally Scarce B), a very beautiful moth.
An interesting encounter with the Crab Spider and the Ichneumon wasp, I wondered if their would be a confrontation but the wasp just walked all over the Spider obviously not on either of their menus!
The Hornet was a bit like a Jumbo jet coming in, not the Asian variety I might add but he was very big after all the other small insects I’d been watching and taking picture of.
It’s a real learning curve for me trying to find out names of some of the insects, but with help from Facebook and the internet I can get most of them right! Always happy to be corrected of course.