Wednesday, 14 March 2012
I've just come back into the studio after filming newts! Yes I managed to get some shots of the male newts in the shallow end of the Dragonfly Pond. I did spot one female but she didn't swim in reach of my torch beam, so I couldn't film her. It's good to know there's a healthy population of Common or Smooth Newts in our garden.
While I was filming I notice a strange little twiggy cluster walking across the bottom of the pond! I then realised it was a caddis larvae in its artfully constructed mobile home - you read more about them here.
The video is taking a while to download from my iPhone, but I'll have it posted here as soon as I can . . . it's here at last!
In the meantime, if you're in the Northern Hemisphere, pop outside tonight and glance over to the western sky quite low down and you'll see Jupiter and Venus shining brightly side by side in the night sky.
Oh, I've just noticed that Fiona has written her on account of our afternoon, it's over on Cottage Smallholder, here.