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Thursday, 16 July 2009

14/15/16 July - critters in the garden

Late in the morning of the 14th, the near-resident Fox (of which there are several in the vicinity), was nonchalantly wandering about on the lawn. Disturbed, it took up position at the top of the steps to the upper level, and good views were had through a small telescope. It's their home, and the human inhabitants are just a minor nuisance. Certainly nothing for them to be bothered about very much.

There was a Small White and a Comma butterfly in the front garden.

On the 15th Gatekeeper and Speckled Wood were seen. And a newly-emerged froglet.

A couple of Rhododendron Leafhoppers (Graphocephala fennahi) - originally a native of the USA - were spotted. Good photos here:

On the 16th a Grey Squirrel ran along the outside windowsill as I sat at my computer by the window.

A Large White, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper and Speckled Wood were seen.

A Dock Squashbug (Coreus marginatus) was found on a Rhubarb plant (a dock relative).

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