Posts Tagged ‘macro’

Cardinal Beetles in the logs

Larva and adult of Black-headed Cardinal Beetle, Pyrochroa coccinea, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. Montage from two separate images.

One of the bonuses of having a log store is the chance of turning up interesting invertebrates in the course of sawing and splitting said logs.  Earlier this month I came across this larva when moving a log that had been stacked for several months.  It turned out to be a larval Black-headed Cardinal Beetle, Pyrochroa coccinea.  These larvae […]


Drumnadrochit, Inverness

And a fern abstract to end with: Male Fern,  Dryopteris filix-mas, erness, Scotland

We took a short break to Drumnadrochit, on the north-western shore of Loch Ness.  Although this was supposed to be a family holiday, I did manage to sneak a few photo sessions, mainly of the moths and other insects that visited a light that was conveniently fixed above the door of our accommodation. Divach Falls […]


A Log Blog

Fruiting bodies of a slime mould, Trichia decipiens

It’s amazing what you can find on, in or under a log.  I have a small pile of rotting wood at the bottom of my garden and, together with a few excursions to a nearby wood, I have found enough material here to keep me happily taking photographs for the last week or so.  Fungi […]