The Birds, the Bees and the Bugs?

green dock beetle

Spring is in the air and it’s time for all creatures great and small to start doing what the birds and the bees do best – yes – it’s time for some good old fashioned sex.

Everywhere you look at this time of year you can see all types of fauna paired up and ready to make whoopie. During the past few days I’ve made the most of the weather and spent a fair amount of time wondering round Queens Park, Bolton. As well as the usual suspects of Sparrows, Great Tits, Blue Tits, Long-tailed Tits, Ducks and Geese the Green Dock Beetles seem to have come out of hiding earlier this year and are certainly making the most of it.

As well as these beautiful little bugs the new growth on the Hazel and Alder is covered in deep blue Alder Leaf Beetles getting busy in the making little beetles department.

alder leaf beetle

No fishing for a while as we’ve been making the most of the weather and planting a few flowers and more veg. in the garden but we’re going to Anglesey soon for a week which theoretically should coincide with the Bass arriving – at least that’s what we’re hoping…


  1. Nate S said:

    Boy I can’t wait for it to get warm enough to see this stuff again. Green leaves and sunshine, that is. Not bug-love making haha!

    March 19, 2012
    • Stu said:

      You’re not wrong there Nate, great weather over the weekend but cold today up in Bolton in the wind. And yeah – the bugs can keep their intimacies 🙂 they have far too many legs for me…

      March 19, 2012

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