Nature is often better when shared with others and this week, it was great to welcome several local naturalists to the patch.
With summer in full swing, there has been lots to enjoy on the local patch including a fantastic array of plants and insects.
Recently, I was delighted to discover a population of the inconspicuous ladybird, Rhyzobius chrysomeloides, in Tyneside.
For me, the Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera) has always been somewhat of an enigma: a species I frequently encounter on TV, on social media and on the blogs of other naturalists yet never in the flesh. This petite yet flamboyant bloom, famed for its status as one of nature’s great mimics, eluding me at everyContinue reading “The beauty of Bee Orchids”