Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Meadow grasshopper

Garden watch week 9

Garden watch week 9

That’s 63 different animals on 63 consecutive mornings in our garden in Sussex,UK. A project that I thought I could run for about 30 days has exceeded all expectations. There’s still a couple of birds missing from this project but I’m hoping they’ll put in an appearance soon, in the meantime its bug season so check this little lot out. And when I say little, thats not a figure of speech for day 63!

63 days, 63 pictures.

Week 9

Day 57 – Rhopalus subrufus bug

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Rhopalus subrufus bug
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Rhopalus subrufus bug

Day 58 – Herring gull (Larus argentatus)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Herring gull
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Herring gull

Day 59 – Dock bug (Coreus marginatus)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Dock bug
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Dock bug

Day 60 – 14 spot ladybird (Propylea quattuordecimpunctata)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - 14 spot ladybird
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – 14 spot ladybird

Day 61 – Emperor dragonfly (Anax imperator)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Emperor dragonfly
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Emperor dragonfly

Day 62 – Meadow grasshopper nymph (Chorthippus parallelus)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Meadow grasshopper
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Meadow grasshopper

Day 63 – Common froghopper (Philaenus spumarius)

Covid-19 lockdown garden species project - Common froghopper
Covid-19 lockdown garden species project – Common froghopper

Species list

Rhopalus subrufus bug, Herring gull, Dock bug, 14 spot ladybird, Emperor dragonfly, Meadow grasshopper, Common froghopper

Total count up to now

Greenfinch, Starling, House sparrow, Jackdaw, Goldfinch, Reed bunting, Robin, Slow-worm, Magpie, Bluetit, Rough woodlouse, Dunnock, Common frog, Speckled wood butterfly, Great tit, Holly blue butterfly, Tapered drone fly, Grey squirrel, Feral pigeon, Nursery web spider, Red fox, Honey bee, Blackbird, Peacock butterfly, Large red damselfly, Wood pigeon, Common toad, Small white butterfly, Yellow dung fly, Chaffinch, Collared dove, Queen Median wasp, Garden snail, Red admiral butterfly, Rhingia campestris hoverfly, Early bumblebee, Willow warbler, Garden bumblebee, Azure damselfly, Giant house spider, White lipped snail, Sawfly/Ichneumon wasp, Blowfly (Calliphora vicina) Helophilus pendulus hoverfly, Thick legged flower beetle, Cranefly (Nephrotoma quadrifaria) Marmalade hoverfly, Common pond skater, Sawfly (Macrophya annulata), Tachina fera fly, Red lily beetles, Trigonotylus caelestialum, Woundwort shieldbugs, Mangora acalypha spider, Vestal cuckoo bumblebee, Speckled bush cricket, Rhopalus subrufus bug, Herring gull, Dock bug, 14 spot ladybird, Emperor dragonfly, Meadow grasshopper, Common froghopper

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