We have had some seriously hot days recently so when today turned out to be a slightly cooler 32°c (90°F) we were not the only ones relieved. I didn’t spend too much time outside but still managed to find quite a few insects out and about, probably making up for lost time.
When I went to put some tea leaves in the worm farm this morning I lifted the lid to find this dotty beetle totally startled by the sudden light.
I helped him out with a stick and then called out the kids to have a look. (There is no way that any critter is allowed to be released into the wild without everyone getting a look at it.)
I am not sure how he made it in there, I guess he must have been hiding in some leaf litter I put in there a few days ago. He would have had a nice time in there, it is cool and damp, so I think he might be cursing me for evicting him!
Number 1 helpfully held the stick for me while I got my camera and I managed to get a few shots off before he flew off to his new life without his wormy friends.