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.
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.
Our southern marsh orchids are looking good again this year.
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.