Antediluvian?

A quiet day in the VC affords ample opportunity to look around outside and observe the richness of flora and fauna that can be found close to the car park. Past forays looking deeply into the vegetation have found some unexpected insects and a few identification challenges. Last Friday, in between the thunder and lightning and torrential rain, an inspection of the long grass between the VC and Grey Owl’s monument produced an unexpected delight – a Diving Beetle (Agabus bipustulatus). It may be a common and widespread species, but one would expect to find it by water, not on a grass stem next to a car park.

Diving Beetle Agabus bipustulatusDiving Beetle Agabus bipustulatus

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