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I started getting interested in galls last autumn from sketching them in my nature diary. I didn't really realise they were all incubation chambers for gall wasp larvae, but of course when I read more I got fascinated. I picked the Robins Pincushion shown here and kept it over the winter, just to see if… Continue reading Galls and Gall Wasps
Wandering around for a few hours trying to get to grips with my new Sony RX100. Rapidly failing light and trying a range of techniques made for hard work figuring out just what Sony were thinking with the controls and menus, but the image quality held up at ISOs I hardly use even on my… Continue reading Crystal Palace Park in the snow
Latest visitor to the flat, getting cosy between some cushions I was about to plonk my arse on. Identification not certain, but probably a Common Froghopper (Philaenus spumarius), famous as the creator of cuckoo-spit. Judging from the slow-motion breakdancing, they don't encounter cushions much in the wild, as it gave a pretty poor demonstration of… Continue reading Froghopper