|A dead female Minotaur Beetle|
Roydon Common is apparently one of the best places to find a minotaur beetles in Norfolk, though you can find them at any heathland. To locate one, you need to find what they love the most, animal droppings. This was easy enough as there were plenty of rabbit and horse poop everywhere. We searched an area that was slightly sheltered from the wind and we found one! However, it was a dead female. Not quite the same as seeing one alive, but it was a good sign.
|Male Minotaur Beetle|
|Some kind of toadstool growing on a horse dropping|
|Some kind of bee|
|Testing out my home-made sweep net|
Once the net testing was done, we then drove to Dersingham Bog for a short walk. Here, I managed to get some photos of a kestrel, a stonechat and some woodlice, which made me jump when I discovered them crawling underneath me while I was sitting on a log for a short break to take in the scenery.