Wednesday, 2 January 2013

New Year.

Happy New Year and welcome to my very first ever blog.  This blog aims to inform, educate and hopefully give you all an insight into my area of the world and in particular the insects that I find throughout the coming year.  Who is the blog aimed at?  Well anyone with an interest in natural history, anyone who wishes to share their knowledge or experiences with me, whether that be local wildlife or UK wildlife in general.  My own particular interest is the insects I find in and around the River Trent, Nottinghamshire UK. The blog will regularly cover individual species with habitat notes, hopefully decent photographs (Lamia textor on Flickr) and importantly where you can go and find these fascinating insects.


  1. Hello Adrian, greetings from the Antipodes (NZ, where it's summer and beetles are abounding. I stumbled across your blog whilst web-surfing on a Saturday night. Your comments struck a chord - I also turn 50 this year, and suffer from "the inordinate fondness", brought on by an aunt who sent me a small book about NZ beetles when I was 11. I even have a 20 year old away at university - her accomdation has yielded one or two interesting moths.

    I found your blog inspiring; may have to have a crack at something similar. I shall continue to watch your space. Warm regards from the deep south, Philip Howe, Timaru, New Zealand.

  2. Thanks For your comment Philip. I'm glad someone find the blog OK. Set one up I'd be very interested to know what beetles hang around in NZ. Only thing I'm aware of are Wetta's, Kea's and Kakapo's.

  3. Hello Adrian, thanks for the encouragement - I'll have to do an NZ beetle blog then! One quick question - what's your camera setup? You've got some nice images. I particularly like the shot of the wasp investigating your "bee log". Regards, Philip.

  4. Philip Camera is a Nikon D90 with 105mm Macro lens. Just about allmy photographs are taken with natural light, not because I'm against flash, just don't have £400.00 for the flash unit yet. Photographs are all manual focus and then a lot of patience. The good thing about digital is that it doesn't matter how many bad photo's you take as long as you get the odd decent one.