The cliffs at Hayle, Cornwall were ideal for some late afternoon kite flying.
Although it takes a few days, the crab spider can change it’s body colour to match it’s background. They can appear white (as above), yellow or green. They sometimes have two faint red lines running along the abdomen. Impressive little show offs.
Long exposure taken at Hayle, Cornwall.
It is thought that this species was introduced to this country from continental Europe. Its population was previously confined to the south coast but it seems to be spreading northwards. It has been recorded in this country since 1922 but it may have been here longer. Although it has been here since 1922, I saw my first in late Sept 2008.
The Ood are a humanoid species with coleoid tentacles on the lower portions of their faces. Mmmmmm Ood.
Some more late Sept Dragonfly action from Tyland Barn.
Shot in the same location as the world’s nicest brownie but this time showing the world’s nicest Latte. OK, maybe it wasn’t, but I don’t drink coffee so I wouldn’t know.
I didn’t enjoy the Tate St. Ives. Not enough (good) photography for my liking. The entrance hall is quite impressive though.
As quaint as I expected. Visit St. Ives. It is nice.
Sympetrum striolatum, or the Common Darter Dragonfly, seen at Tyland Barn on a glorious day in late September. He seemed quite oblivious to me and was happy to continue munching the fly he just caught. Dragonfliy mouths look funny when eating, though I guess most people will never see that.