Daily Archives: June 17, 2017

R.I.P Mr. Pheasant

At around 2pm today, I stood in the scorching heat of the South Riverside Pasture reviewing the herd’s grazing progress. Fifty feet away on the riverbank, a cock pheasant stood watching my every move. The cattle have greatly reduced the thistle, … Continue reading

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Harlequin Ladybird Nymph

There are many of these harlequin ladybird nymphs in Hoo wood at the moment. Harmonia axyridis is a typical coccinellid beetle in shape and structure, being domed and having a “smooth” transition between its elytra (wing coverings), pronotum, and head. It … Continue reading

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Himalayan Balsam

Whist there are many of these growing in Hoo Wood, the cattle have eaten those trying to survive on the marsh.  

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