Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Any fancy some protein? Its nature lesson time

 Whilst digging the base for the wall and for the patio we came across these strange grubs , not unlike the ones the Aborigines eat ( Wichita). We all decided to pass on trying these as the fangs locked onto fingers and drew blood, so its was not going near any of our mouths. They are the larvae of the cockchaffer  beetle, the furry ones that buzz about usually in june. About the size of the end of your thumb.

Its a flying frog! One of the many kits at the Hunstanton kite festival that was on at the weekend.

We also dug up a great crested newt which we put into the next doors garden for her to come back the next day! Its the female as there is no crest on its back. Well that's the end of our Nature lesson today