Wednesday 31 May 2017

Crane Fly - Ctenophora pectinicornis

This insect caught my eye immediately yesterday when I was wandering round the little meadow by the burn.  At first I thought it was an Ichneuman Wasp but it turned out to be a much less common Crane Fly, Ctenophora pectinicornis.  One of my best finds yet, and also learnt how to differentiate between Crane Flies and Ichneumans.


Saturday 27 May 2017


The forecast for South Northumberland this afternoon was for thunder, lightning and heavy rain.  What we got was a little thunder and a few flashes of lightning, and dramatic skies.......