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Eristalis intricaria - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

To bee or not to bee

There’s a bumble bee on this thistle. At least I think it’s a bee. Then I see its eyes. Its eyes are …

Cinnabar Moth - Boys Hall Moat - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

A poisonous debate

Ragwort. It’s a beautiful yellow-flowered plant which flowers profusely in summer and is food for a myriad of wonderful creatures. Just look …

Helophilus pendulus - Hoverfly - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Hoverflies on the cliffs

There are over 200 species of Hoverfly in the UK. I don’t know any of them and have to rely on support …

Eristalis pertinax Hoverfly - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Time flies like Hoverflies

I’ve become inordinately attracted to Hoverflies. Should I be worried? This one is Eristalis pertinax. Apparently I should know that because of …