Saturday, 29 June 2013

Garsington Tigers

It's a special moment each year when these little beauties appear in my wildlife garden here in Garsington's shanty town

Scarlet Tiger Moth

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Aston Rowant NNR 27th June

3 male Adonis Blue were the highlight of a long walk around the northern section today

Adonis Blue

Common Blue fem

Small Heath

Scorpion Fly


Stonesfield, trapped in our garden

Small Elephant Hawkmoth

Trapped recently in our garden in Stonesfield

West Ginge Down

Inquisitive hare a couple of weeks ago...

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Dry Sandford Pit 25th June

I managed to find the reserve speciality Southern Damselfly, with assistance from the most excellent Mr Bull. Several Large Red Damselfly were also seen

Southern Damselfy

Large Red Damselfly

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Radley 25th June

Red eyed Damselflies

Ruddy Darter female 
Tiger Beetle

Common Blue male
Clouded Yellow

Scarlet Tiger

Monday, 24 June 2013

Otmoor Roman Road 24th June

                                                                        Brimstone male

Otmoor Beetles

A selection of Beetles from Otmoor.

Agapanthea Vollosoviridescens.

Strangalia Maculata.

Wasp Beetle. (Clytus Arietis)

Oedemera Nobilis.

Sunday, 23 June 2013


Variable Damselfly ♂

Close up of a ♂ 

Variable Damselfly 

Saturday, 22 June 2013

First Trap Grounds Damselflies of the Year

A visit to the Trap Grounds pond yesterday found the first Damselflies of the year with several Red-eyed Damselflies and one Common-type (I didn't see it closely enough to distinguish it from Azure).


Rainbow Trout

Friday, 21 June 2013

Otmoor Beetle Pyrochroa serraticornis 21st June

Quite a few of these Beetles (Pyrochroa serraticornis) currently along the Roman Road on Otmoor.

Oxford Hover Flies

I'm starting to get into Hover Flies. I caught this one in my moth trap last night. It's Melanostoma scalare - a very common species.

Another common one from the garden is this "Marmalade Fly" Episyrphus balteatus. A useful place to get started with them is here

Monday, 17 June 2013

Muntjac fawn filmed on the Dry Sandford BBOWT Reserve in June.
The adult was just out of view.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013