Monday
Mar022015

Fungus

A black fungus growing on a willow.  To judge by the texture it could be a dried out specimen of tripe fungus, Auricularia mesenterica.

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2015-02-28.

Sunday
Mar012015

Cuckoo Wasp

A Chrysis sp (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae).

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2012-08-25.

Saturday
Feb282015

Ichneumon Wasp

A female Ichneumon wasp (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) ovipositing into a knapweed flower head.

Photo taken in the Wilderness, Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2013-08-10.

Friday
Feb272015

Fungus

A Mollisia sp. disc fungus, possibly Mollisia cinerea.

Photo taken in the Wilderness, Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2012-11-22.

Thursday
Feb262015

Spider

A funnel-web spider, Agelena labyrinthica (Araneae: Alegenidae).

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2014-07-06.