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  1. Jon.P.73

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    Thank you Alf, much appreciated :D
     
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    Anyone tell me what plant this is? It's about an 1" long

    It was taken at Harlow Carr Gardens, Harrogate.

    [​IMG]IMG_7737.jpg by David Sunderland, on Flickr
     
  3. Paiste Phil

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    Any help ID'ing this fella would be greatly appreciated.

    Found him sat on the garden fence this morning, seemingly scoffing a passing fly that wasn't quick enough!

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    by Paiste Phil on Talk Photography

    Many thanks in advance for your help.
     
  4. Ajophotog

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    Look very much like a big old Robberfly to me.
     
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    HI Guys Spider ID please.
    I've got dozens if not hundreds of these in my back garden, I've been meaning to grab a shot all year and finally remembered.

    Its not brilliant, as I just used my little canon 520.

    Top side

    Sp2.jpg

    Underside

    Sp1.jpg
     
  6. Proud2btaff

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    Looks like a Garden Spider.
     
  7. Cobra

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    As it was in my garden I kinda guessed that lol.

    But seriously, is that what they are called?
     
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    lol it is what they're called or Araneus Diadematus
     
  9. Cobra

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    Thanks Darren (y)

    It must have been a good year for them, I've never seen that many around as I have this year.
    I have dozens of small webs all clinging to the plants and climbers, the garage wall is (almost) West facing, and dozens of them
    can be seen catching the last of the suns warmth in the afternoon too.
     
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    Also known as a "cross spider", due to their obvious markings.
     
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    Cheers Tim (y)
     
  12. Delta Skies

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    A couple of fungi for you guys. Taken about a month ago if that helps. ID on both of these would be appreciated. Thanks in advance

    #1
    [​IMG]Fungi-id1 by Peter Bindon, on Flickr

    #2
    [​IMG]Fungi-id2 by Peter Bindon, on Flickr
     
  13. alfbranch

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    They look like puffballs to me but I am not finding a close match in my books but these vary so much depending on age
    They could be common earth balls.
     
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    Many thanks Alf. My wife had said puffballs as well but I was wondering if there was a more definitive name. I'll do some googling of common earth balls.
     
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    Looks like the Scaly Meadow Puffball; Hankea Utriformis in my book Peter.
     
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    Which book is that Alby?
     
  17. Ajophotog

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    Collins wild guide mushrooms & toadstools Alf.
     
  18. JackBarley

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    Help with these please.

    [​IMG]

    This one is not sharp but looked weird.

    [​IMG]

    Taken in Monkwood in summer.
     
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    Not sure on the exact species for the first, but looks to be some kind of Robber Fly to me (Asilidae).

    The second is a Scorpion Fly (Panorpa sp.) and this one's a male. Fantastic things :)

    Nice captures!
     
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    Thanks, I know the second isn't sharp but it just looked so strange.
     
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    Hi all I used to come on here a few years ago but can't remember password or my user name lol, but anyway can anyone tell me what these are,

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    I have only ever seen them once before serveral years ago, they kind of remind me of triffids!
    TIA AL
     
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    Hi Yeah they are a lichen, I think the fairy cups are a fungi, well thats what i get when i googled it
     
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    It is a species of Cladonia (a lichen). It is not possible to identify it to species level from the photograph - precise colour is important as are other features not visible in the picture.
     
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    Ah ok thanks, and yeah i did boost the colour in the second pic a bit, the first pic is nearly spot on though.
    Would another photo of the other features help, and could you tell me what they are ?
     
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    First one looks like a Mason bee to me the second definitely a nomada but which one not sure :)
     
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    More Nomad bee shots

    [​IMG]Nmad bee by Alf Branch, on Flickr

    I am informed its possibly mining bee Andrena female. Possibly A. carantonica,
     
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    Can anyone tell me what this caterpillar please ? it was on Lundy Island taken last weekend, my wife spotted it as we were racing back to the boat so it was a quick snapshot.

    [​IMG]Lundy Island Catapilar by Adam Sibbald, on Flickr
     
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  34. Ajophotog

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    That would be the garden tiger moth which is protected in the UK. (Arctia caja) also known as the "Woolly bear".
     
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    Yes they were Chris but unfortunately they have declined in numbers, I believe they are down about 90% since we were in shorts :(
     
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    Bloody hell Alby!
    :(
     
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    The garden tiger moth loves damp places, which is why it is particularly common in river valleys as well as gardens and parks.
    Yep that sounds about right, there were was a hedgerow of hawthorns growing along side a small brook, and they seemed to be covered in them,
    but that was a few years ago.

    Its numbers in the UK have declined by 89% over the past 30 years.
    That's pretty dramatic and real shame :(
     
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