Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Finding life inside the bushes......

10th September 2013

Finding life inside the bushes......

When I got home from school I had a lot of fun hitting the bushes with a big stick and shaking the branches to see what bugs would fall out.  When I shook one bush, mummy was standing under it and got a big bramble stuck in her hair and couldn't get it out, she couldn't move for ages!

I was very surprised to find woodlice dropping from the big bushes as I thought that they were only on the ground. I also found a ladybird, ear wigs, tiny flies and lots of different types of spiders, many which I have not see before. I didn't find any moths, where do the moths live? my hair now feels itchy.

me - I think I need a bath!
Ladybird and spider
Metellina Segmentata Spiders


  1. Hi Nicola

    The spiders look like a species of Metellina (male and female). Possibly M. segmentata. The patterns on their backs are quite variable.

    1. Thank you for letting me know the name of the spiders. I have updated my blog.

  2. Dear Nicola & Alexandra

    Oh Wow !! What fun !!! what super things to find . I have put a link on my blog to your blog and also a post about someone else who also finds things I hope you enjoy it You can tell if its a mummy earwig or a daddy earwig by the shape of its pincers


    with link to Alexanders Brilliant Blog :-)

    WLR i-spot

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your lovely comment I have left you a reply on your blog!
      I don't know about the earwigs and the shape of the pincers, but I do know how to tell a daddy or mummy crane fly.


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