Wednesday, June 13, 2007


No! not U's!, O's...Ping-go's!

One of my appointments today took me to Stow Bedon near Watton, which is right next to the Thompson Common Pingo trail, not an orange-footed curser in sight but a few of these remnants from the ice age caused by underground springs. Apparently Pingo is Inuit for 'hill', which is how they were first formed, as an ice hill. Any way cause they've been there so long they can built up fairly diverse and numerous species that depended on them, not least of all a healthy population of Scarce Emerald Damselfly which were out in good numbers the short time I was here. As the name suggests these are not a common insect at all, so we're fortunate too have them here in Norfolk. There were lots of bugs here today, an absolute haven, if you know what you are looking at!

A Pingo

Scarce Emerald Damselfly (female)

Scarce Emerald Damselfly (male)

Long-horn Beetle Agapanthia villosoviridescens

Beetle Oedemera nobilis

Nursery-web Spider

Even saw a moth, Snout

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