I have ten targets left on my Strumpshaw 40 challenge, which consists of 5 insects; hornet, water scorpion, common blue butterfly, willow emerald damselfly and dark bush cricket, 2 fungi; candlesnuff and shaggy inkcap, 1 plant; milk parsley (which I am waiting to flower) and 2 tricky others; water rail and weasel. The latter two are going to be the hardest to find let alone photograph. But at least I have plenty of time to find them as they are around all year round. For the other targets, however, I have up until the end of summer to find them all and a handful of them, such as the fungi, are still yet to emerge. So I have at least 3 out of 5 insects to hunt for this morning.
|Dark Bush Cricket (31)|
|Nursery Spider (I think) with egg sac|
|Poplar Hawk-moth and Buff-tip on someone's hand|
|Small Angle Shades|
|Hoverfly Volucella Pellucens|
|Great Crested Grebe|