Adalia decempunctata (10-spot Ladybird)

Adalia decempunctata (10-spot Ladybird)

Wyre Forest Study Group 20 April, 2024 Adalia decempunctata (10-spot Ladybird)   Dave Barnett spotted this pretty ladybird on an Acer palmatum leaf in his garden and managed to photograph it. It is Adalia decempunctata (10-spot Ladybird) which has three colour...
Welcome sign of spring’s arrival

Welcome sign of spring’s arrival

Wyre Forest Study Group 20 April  2024 Adalia decempunctata (10-spot Ladybird) Ever watchful Susan Limbrey writes: “I was watching a Holly Blue butterfly by the house, when I saw this female Common Lizard, plus a juvenile which I couldn’t get a good photo...
The Centre of Attention; Ants and Ladybirds

The Centre of Attention; Ants and Ladybirds

Wyre Forest Study Group 20 April, 2024 Adalia decempunctata (10-spot Ladybird)   Dave Barnett spotted this pretty ladybird on an Acer palmatum leaf in his garden and managed to photograph it. It is Adalia decempunctata (10-spot Ladybird) which has three colour...
Juniper haircap – Polytrichum juniperinum

Juniper haircap – Polytrichum juniperinum

Wyre Forest Study Group 4 March  2024 Juniper haircap – Polytrichum juniperinum Shoots of the acrocarpous moss Polytrichum juniperinum Juniper haircap showing the small terminal “flowers” of the male plant at the shoot ends. Found as a pioneer moss on acidic heathy...
It’s raining outside again …

It’s raining outside again …

Wyre Forest Study Group 1 March  2024 It’s raining outside – again!   It’s the first of March and there is much speculation about it being the wettest February on record. Well i am sure it will have been somewhere in the UK but in Wyre Forest...
Female Hazel flower

Female Hazel flower

Wyre Forest Study Group 27 Feb  2024 Female Hazel Flower – Corylus avellana February is the time of year when the male flowers of Hazel, the long bunches of flowers we know as catkins, are frequently seen. But, the smaller female flower is rather less obvious...
Male Tufted Ducks

Male Tufted Ducks

Wyre Forest Study Group 11 Jan  2024 Male Tufted Ducks – Aythya fuligula Male Tufted Ducks, Trimpley Reservoir, 11 Jan 2024. These ducks are seen every year during the winter, often in groups of 10 or 12 of males and females. Although one of the UK’s...
Male Sparrowhawk with prey.

Male Sparrowhawk with prey.

Wyre Forest Study Group 22 Nov  2023 Male Sparrowhawk feeding. Male Sparrowhawk with a tit for breakfast, 22 Nov 2023. The tit had been caught at the bird feeder and Sparrowhawks are frequent visitors to this food source. Sparrowhawks are incredibly agile and swift...
Box-tree Moth Cydalima perspectalis

Box-tree Moth Cydalima perspectalis

Wyre Forest Study Group 12 Oct  2023 Box-tree Moth – Cydalima perspectalis   Box-tree Moth Cydalima perspectalis found on the grass in a garden, Bewdley town, 12 Oct 2023. Introduced to the UK accidentally in 2007, and originally from SE Asia. The caterpillars...