Bug Life

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)

5)Phyllobius pomaceus

6)Lacewing (Chrysopini)

7)Common Blue Butterfly (Polyommatus icarus)

8)Athous haemorrhoidalis

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.

4 thoughts on “Bug Life

  1. Congratulations on making it Day 365! I have really enjoyed your series and the pictures. That’s a lot of different species of bugs. Great job, Louise. Do keep sharing the glimpse of wilderness with us.


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