I’ve finally reached day 365 of 365 Days Wild. Yay!
For my last day of the challenge to do something out in nature every day, I spent some time yesterday doing a bug hunt in the meadow. There were so many insects, flies and butterflies to be found. I also tried to identify everything that I spotted.
These are what I found:
1)Fourteen-spotted Ladybird (Propylea quatuordecimpunctata) [above]
2)Rustic Sailor Beetle (Cantharis rustica)
3)Small Copper Butterfly (Lucerne phlaeas)
4)European Nursery Web Spider (Pisaura mirabilis)
7)Common Blue Butterfly (Polyommatus icarus)
9)European Earwig (Forficula auricularia)
10) Orthorrhaphan Flies (Orphorrhapha)
11)7-Spotted Ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata)
It has been a wonderful year of connecting with nature. With the coronavirus lockdowns and the stay at home orders that characterised 2020, it was a perfect opportunity for me to fully connect with the earth beneath my feet. I began on the 1st of June last year with day 1 of 30 Days Wild 2020, and I enjoyed it so much that at the end of June I decided to continue on for the full year.
But just because I’ve now reached the end of the year doesn’t mean that I’m about to stop connecting with nature – though the amount that I blog about it might reduce a little! Today, in fact, was day 1 of 30 Days Wild 2021…
Have you connected with nature much over the past year? Let me know in the comments below.