It’s time for Nightjar’s next chapter.
Chapter 4 – East Hill: Fauna of the Present
We have reached the top of the East Hill and so has this weevil, which found the perfect place to sunbathe. There aren’t many insects around this time of the year (November), visiting in spring or summer would certainly be better for insect watching purposes.
Ants live here as well. I didn’t photograph the actual ants, but they definitely live here.
And a tiny fly. Let’s focus on the fly for now, in the next chapter we’ll give flora a closer look.
Of course this is also home to birds and reptiles, but November isn’t the best time to look for reptiles and I wasn’t lucky with birds. There are rabbits too, but I confess I forgot to take pictures of the rabbit poop I found. Sorry.
What a charming fellow, that first one! Looks sturdy. :D
You know, I’m not sure if ants live on that mountain. I mean, it’s just so hard to tell.
Sorry, I cannot focus on the fly, there’s a crocus in the way.
What a wonderful fellow in that first image.
I think the insect on that lovely crocus is a tiny, little Braconid wasp. I think.
Ice Swimmer says
A weevil with matching rocks.
I did read that as ‘matching socks’ the first time.
Ice Swimmer says
rq @ 6
Now, having to have six matching socks at all times would make sorting clean laundry quite a task.
Unless you buy all the same socks in the same colour all the time…
Could be, thank you for pointing it out! I really had no good reason to assume it was a fly.
I’m now picturing weevils coming down the mountain with laundry baskets full of colourful socks to wash them in the foothill stream, the old-fashioned way.
They probably rub them against their bellies.