The Wilden Marsh Blog

Sunrise: 06.13 Sunset: 08.06 I’ve tried to photograph these hornets four times through my 60 mm macro lens, each time I have been attacked. They are building a nest in two...

Sunrise: 04.46    Sunset: 09.33 I am pretty sure the hornet that has been terrorising me in Hoo Wood is Vespa crabro, a European hornet. The killer insect referred to in this...

Sunrise: 04.46    Sunset: 09.33 These doc shield bugs have remained coupled like this on the same stem for the last three to four days. I pass them morning and evening....

Sunrise: 06.52  Sunset: 07.12 The hornet was back at its drinking crevice tonight, together with moths and slugs. The oak tree must be pumping out tasty sap. They were very tolerant...