Didn't manage to get out today , so just a quick catch up on yesterday , when I visited a small nature reserve , where the volunteers wanted some help with hedgelaying . Well , that turned out to be a miss-noma , as the 'hedge' turned out to be a scattered line of mature Hawthorns , but I have agreed to get some form of hedge out of it next weekend . Silk purse and sow's ear comes to mind .It was an interesting visit though , and I am sure I will visit during the Summer , as the site has much potential , including a good population of great Crested Newts .Whilst I was there , small mammal trapping / recording was taking place , and although only two species were trapped , it was good to see the species close to . The split was about even between the
maybe Andrena haemorrhoa , the yellow on the back legs being a good stock of pollen , an a rather unusually marked Spider , both
A bit more digging on the spider leads me to think it is a Nursery Web Spider - Pisaura mirabilis , but always ready to be corrected .
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