Bits and Pieces.
Sunrise: 07.17 Sunset: 05.30
I walked over to North Pond this evening on a toad hunt, but they hadn’t yet arrived for their annual mating fest. At some point over the next 2 – 3 weeks I expect the pond to be churning with writhing, mating common toads.
Within minutes of arriving home from the marsh I was out again, taking Spike for his evening walk in Hoo Wood. My night-time photography has been pretty uninspiring lately, so I didn’t take my camera. I don’t think I have seen so many tree climbing slugs, woodlice, beetles and snake millipedes crawling over the old oak trees as there were in Hoo Wood tonight – typical! It’s hard for me to walk away from such photo opportunities. I feel compelled to record natural local events, so I used my mobile phone camera.
I saw more snake millipedes than slugs. Woodlice were most numerous; as the beam of my torch hit them, they immediately dropped to the ground. Woodlice rained on and around me – an usual occurrence in Hoo Wood.