First thing , this cheeky individual was found in the open fronted storage area almost at the bottom of the back garden . Even though I was no more than 2 metres away taking these shots ,
it was not bothered at all . It was a shame that some green plastic mesh was in between when Itook this one , from the side . Later on , Carol disturbed another Fox , sleeping on the roof of the same structure , down on the bottom corner .
Whilst working with the shredder by the compost bins , this female Garden Spider/Araneus diadematus appeared . She was quite large , her abdomen being about the size of a 5p. piece .
Size comparison too with the ridge on the corrugated sheeting on top of the compost bin .She proved quite difficult to photograph , as she just would not keep still .Everywhere she went , she produced silk .When I finished photographing her , I placed her in the Ivy on the back wall , and the final shot was her asleep , I think , 5 hours later , in the same spot .Found about the same time as we were packing up , this Oak Bush-cricket-Meconema thallasiniuim .
The rain ? That appeared at 1615 , on and off for about an hour .
And finally , I'm hoping that Anonymous/Gregg will read this post , and help me out with an insect that I rescued out of the same puddle that I found the Frogs in on my last visit to Elmley . I have spent quite a good deal of time searching for the identity , but have not managed it . If you are out there Gregg , please put me out of my misery .