What a day! It was very cold this morning, so no walk around the countryside for us today. Instead, Malcolm and i took the opportunity to take a little retail therapy around Aldi.
In the last few days we have seen some lovely signs of Spring, it seems such a shame that we have lurched backward into Winter. One sign of Spring the other day, was the appearance of some invertebrates in our garden. Firstly, an insect which as kids, we used to know as a Sun Beetle. It is actually a Ground Beetle with the catchy name of Pterostichus madidus.
Ommatoiulus sabulosus) going about it's business oblivious to me and my intrusive camera lens.
Salticus scenicus). It is unbelievable, how these little spiders can leap up and down vertical surfaces with such ease. How does it do that?