The Flora Fauna Natural History and Heritage of Yorkshire & UK throughout the Year
" Welcome to the florafaunauk site , hope you enjoy the pictures and posts giving a detailed insight into the Natural History of our Country throughout the seasons and year "All that the Sun Shines on is beautiful, so long as it is Wild" John Muir "
A Quick Quiz Can any one nail this much maligned plant.
With the end of season approaching floristics are becoming harder to find Nettle and Ivy set aside and insects more urgent in their serch for sustainance . Ivy is always a ready source of Red Admiral end of October early November sun permitting
Rather than tell you want the plant is I have put the images up for YOU to identify , suggestions in comments
Although to most it seems baron and bereft here is a sequence of creatures feeding or utilising it today I counted at least 36 species in an hour its thick stems can also provide shelter and nesting site for small birds like Wrens to nest and Shelter
The grove snail or brown-lipped snail Cepaea nemoralis Leioburnum rotundum
7 Spot Ladybird
Harlequin Ladybird Harmonia axyridis Forms Spectabilis succinea conspicua
Two Interesting images where the Garden Spider Araneus diadematus Observed wrapping a Common Wasp in a s slick silk food parcel. Another included a Dung Fly straddling its prey a small solitary wasp . On deciding to examine the prey , the fly took off carrying this prey in its legs with some ease
There are only two members in this family so making ID easy One of two UK treehoppers. The other Gargara genistae is associated with broom. It is smaller than C. cornutus, lacks the horn-like projections on the pronotum and has a shorter dorsal spine.