September started but it's still like summer outdoors. I don't like to stroll arround when it's too hot. On those occasions I prefer to enjoy the beach or stay in the house instead. Anyhow, it's been a while since I wrote a new entry, so here you got a few pictures of animals and findings. Under the cut you go!
I went to the ponds, visiting the dragonflies and frogs. Man, it was too hot that day :P I didn't have the patience to stalk the animals...
|Some kind of Coenagrion. The females were laying their eggs into the water.|
|A female of the Aeshna familiy. also laying eggs into the wather.|
|There were a lot of baby newts!|
|Water frogs are shy animals, but sometimes they relax and enjoy to stay into the spotlight :)|
|A lot of different dragonflies inhabit these ponds. Here are two exuviae of Aeshna.|
|The big and very beautiful caterpillar of the Saturnia pavonia.|
|Also very huge but not quite as beautiful (but still a beauty in my eyes) the larva of Hydrous piceus. A very rare sight, because these beatles are endangered! WOOT! I wanted to take it home...|
|Grey goose. There were a lot of these noisy fellas.|
|What would the shore of Rapperswil be without these bald coots <3|
|These young great crested grebes are greedy gluttons... But they look tres shic!|
|Fat fishes everywhere! I don't know what kind it was.|
|Feathers of: black headed gull, mute swan, mallard duck, chaffinch and Larus michahellis.|
|I also had a very lucky day! Fennel and I wandered over the fields, visited the age-old oak trees and the hedges. We found a lot of bussard, crow and even red kite feathers! What a day!!!|
|Mummy of a very young lizard.|