Warning – May Contain Beetles (And Hogs and Blue Tits)

brilliantly casino shop rue d'italie aix en provence Heather the Hedeghog was released back to the wild this week. I'm always filled with mixed emotions at this time, but it's why I do it, it's great to see them back where they belong.

Heather leaving

We watched her go on the cams

Good luck little one, come back and visit

A few hedgehogs have started appearing in the garden again, that's Jeffrey in the top right corner

 

The blue tits have been nest building at pace again this week. It won't be long before they lay the first eggs.

Here's a video of some of the nest building, I'm rather pleased with the quality (more on this at a later date)

They've also spent the nights together all week again.

 

A few more moths have been appearing in the trap this week too

Small Quaker

Herald

Knot Grass

Mottled Grey

A few different things have turned up in the moth trap too

22 spot ladybird

The biggest though was this Sexton Beetle, Nicrophorus humator. If you sniff them, they really do whiff! They have amazing orange tipped antenna

They also always seem to have some mites hanging on

Look at the jaws on the beetle!

Fantastic things!

I wonder what the next week will bring?