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Four Spot Orb Weaver

Wednesday, August 24th 2011

The thistles that were pulled yesterday were removed from the wetland. It took two trailer loads of squashed thistles!

Trailer full of thistles

Whilst loading tthem up, this striking spider was found. A similar one was seen yesterday by David and Adam in the same habitat. It is a female Four spot orb weaver (Araneus quadratus).

Four Spot Orb Weaver

This one was busy spinning silk as Elizabeth photographed it!

Araneus quadratus

Elizabeth also rescued this fresh Common Darter from a spider's web!

Common Darter

Ann stumbled across this amazing patch of fungus close to the Field Centre yesterday. Brian's photo is only of a small part of this spectacular mound containing hundreds of fruiting bodies.

Honey Fungus

After only three days of work, Adam has left us and is heading north with the bird ringing team to Cape Wrath! We wish the group all the best, a safe journey, good weather and plenty of Storm Petrels!

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