|St. Paul's Cray Common, 7 August 2013.|
This was an Orpington Field Club trip to St. Paul's Cray Common to look for insects. The common has this area of heath, consisting of some natural heath which has been restored by pulling out the bracken, and some newly planted areas.
The heather is mostly Ling with a few specimens of Bell Heather here and there.
We found bees, hoverflies, butterflies, moths, wasps and other creatures. I managed a few photos. I do seem to have moths on the mind at the moment, but I will show a couple of creatures that aren't ...
|Three hoverflies: Myathropa florea, Sphaerophoria species, Helophilus pendulus. St Paul's Cray Common, 7 August 2013.|
|Common Toad, Bufo bufo. St Paul's Cray Common, 7 August 2013.|
|Argyresthia goedartella. Argyresthiidae. Resting on Common Nettle in Petts Wood, 7 August 2013.|
|Emperor Dragonfly, Anax imperator. St Paul's Cray Common, 7 August 2013.|
The top photo is on my iPhone (so that I could email it to friends); the others were taken with my EOS 6D and 100mm macro lens with ring flash.