Longhorns in the Quarry

One of the great benefits of last winter’s cutting of large willows in the quarry is starting to be seen. The log pile that was created by the hard work of wonderful volunteers has come alive in this week’s warm sunshine, and is both a basking spot for Lizards and a prospecting site for the Wasp Beetle. This brightly coloured and attractive native longhorn beetle has been seen in good numbers all over the log stack, and hopefully making a new home for itself.

Wasp Beetle                 Clytus arietis

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