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.