Unexpected Quarry.

The rare pleasure of a morning with sunshine and no wind while shaded areas of the Country Park were still rimmed with frost provided the unexpected discovery of a very late season Gorse Shieldbug in the quarry. Sightings of shieldbugs in late November are highly unlikely. The air temperature had risen to (approximately) 4 degrees and the bug was tucked well into the gorse yet it had sufficient energy to sidle away from the camera’s attention.



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