Forensic entomology makes use of scorpionflies’ habit of feeding on human corpses. Scorpionflies were the first insects to arrive at a donated human cadaver and remained on the corpse for one and a half days. The presence of scorpionflies thus indicates that a body must be fresh.

Scorpion Fly

Scorpion Fly

8 cubs were born to Red Dog and his vixen during March of this year. I watched them playing outside their den many times. One day in April, before the cubs’ coats had turned red, the foxes moved them to a new home.

Over the past 8 weeks, I have had the opportunity, enough time and the will to complete the landscaping of my garden after more than two years of trying. To add interest I carved a few pieces of garden art: garden shed sunflowers and garden fence poppy.

Our southern marsh orchids are looking good again this year.

Southern marsh orchid

Southern Marsh Orchid

I made this video mid-April, in-between checking the cattle and plastic rubbish picking. It was an eerie quiet day, apart from ambulance sirens and chattering birds.

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