Taisy’s Guide to Wildlife

at Maison Jaune

 August 2008 

Spotty Bugs

Black and White are the in colours for these Ladybirds and this pretty moth

 

Bugs galore!

We found loads of these colourful bugs all over the passion flower.

 

Spiders

I snapped these dew covered webs during an early morning fishing trip

 

This stripy yellow spider was very pretty but quite scary too!

Fast Little Lizards

 

Caterpillar or Snake?

 

This is the huge caterpillar of the Elephant Hawk Moth!

I found this one down by the lake.

One day it will turn into this pretty moth

  Frogs – Big and Small . .. .

 
    

I love them all!

 

 

   

Gone Fishing!

First catch of the year!   A nice little roach.
   
Last catch of the year!  Mum’s beautiful carp
   

All with a little help from Tobi,

the resident fishing expert

   

We also saw . . .

(But weren’t quick enough to take photos ourselves)

A young deer seen leaping across the field

   
A colourful kingfisher seen darting across the lake to its nest
   
A hedgehog, found snuffling around under the passionflower at night
   
A grey heron seen dropping in to look for a tasty meal.
   
A wetland coypu seen running across the field and again fishing in the lake
   
A common buzzard often seen and heard in the skies over the lake     

 

We’ll be back next year to see what else we can find!

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