Monday, 25 July 2011

Almost lost for words

The Safari almost had nowt to tell you today. Patch 1 and the early Patch 2 safari gave us nothing. At lunchtime Patch 2 turned up two Grey Seals but they we both nearly half way to Ireland!

After work at Base Camp this Cranefly crawled out from behind the computer desk...anyone got any ideas? Must admit our knowledge of Tipulinidae is severely limited. One for those iSpotters we think.

One a more random note, has anyone seen any bats this year? we haven't seen any apart from round one pond on a newt survey...none at Base Camp, none round Magpie Wood, none to?

Where to next? more of the same.

In the meantime let us know what's crawling around out of sight behind the furniture in your outback


cliff said...

Evening Dave, per my books your Cranefly looks like Tipula maxima, although there is also mention of T. vittata being similar but no photo to compare.

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Maxima sounds good Cliff - it wasa big swine!!! Scared the living daylights out of Frank...the wuss


Nice Blues pics BTW