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Various Images

Here are some images that one of our many keen photographers at the club has taken, Babs took these of various insects wildlife and plants at our lovely club

By Babs

Waggy's Fox Images

Images that Waggy took of the young Fox that has been visiting us at Invicta Sun Club

By Waggy

Fox Image

Babs managed to catch a sneaky picture of the Fox

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By Babs

Spectacular galls on the acorns of one of our oaks.

we think they are knopper galls, made by a tiny  wasp,

Andricus quercuscalicis

Baby Thrush

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By Jim

The butterfly is a Comma but a bit paler than usual because it developed its colour in the summer. It’s called Var Hutchinsoni, after the lady who first described it

 Common Red Soldier Beetles

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By Jim

Ivy Bee

Last autumn I took some photos of insects feeding on the ivy beside the path leading up to the club, most of which were Ivy Bees, a species that was first found in Britain only in 1991. Early this September I realised there were thousands of them coming out of holes in the old volleyball court. We must have one of the biggest colonies in Britain. Most of these would have been males, because the females like to wait till the ivy is in full flower, but i did see an occasional bee going down a new hole, which was immediately surrounded by a scrum of hopefuls.

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By Jim

Dark Bush-cricket

Jim sent these in of a Dark Bush-Cricket, the image's was taken by Babs

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Dark Bush-cricket

By Jim

Fungi Images

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By Babs

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By Waggy

Blue Tit Nest

We had to have repairs done to our main gate and over the years we have had Blue Tits Nesting inside the gate, when the gate was stripped down to be repaired the nest was  revealed, the amount of bedding the tiny Blue tit had taken in there year after year was surprisingly a lot.

When all the repairs had been finished the nest was placed back inside and we had a special woodpecker proof entrance made for the Blue tits, we are hoping they return agin this year

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By Ron

Western Conifer Seed Bug (Leptoglossus occidentalis)

Tracey found this while she was spring-cleaning her caravan last weekend. we think it’s called the Western Conifer Seed Bug (Leptoglossus occidentalis). They arrived from America about 11 years ago and feed on flowers, young cones and seeds of some conifers. I’m not sure we have many suitable trees at Invicta but they fly well and are attracted to light when they’re looking for somewhere to hibernate.

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By Jim

Bombylius major

Vicky took some pictures of bee-flies on the primroses beside the pool. Most were of the scarce Spotted Bee-fly (Bombylius discolor)  but she noticed some smaller small ones, which turned out to be the the common species, Bombylius major, so we have both sorts at the club

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By Jim

These images were sent in by Jim, When Jim bought his caravan the gap beside it was full of wild flowers. Unfortunately, they were cut too early in the summer and replaced by grass, which is beautiful when it flowers but less colourful. Last autumn Jim scraped in seeds of yellow rattle, with parasitises grass so that it grows less strongly and gives the flowers a chance. This year it has flourished. Its yellow flowers started to appear last month and have now produced the rattling seed-heads that give it its name. The difference between parts where yellow rattle has taken and the area where it hasn’t are very obvious.

There is also an image of a spider, It’s a female walnut orb-weaver spider, about 15 mm long..  Normally they hide under bark and come out at night to spin a large strong web for catching moths. This one was playing dead

Jim also sent in a image of a Hairy Sheildbug, it was very lively Jim says so had trouble getting a good shot of it.

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By Jim

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