Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Winter in the Dells

The snails are hibernating

and so are the orange ladybirds


but the jackdaws are already pairing up


5 comments:

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

I find the odd solitary hibernating ladybird but I've never been lucky enough to come across a little sleepy colony like that

eileeninmd said...

Hello, pretty wintry scenes. Love the jackdaw shot. Enjoy your day and weekend ahead! I wish you all the best in 2017, Happy New Year!

shoreacres said...

Just last summer I learned a new word: "estivation." It's a similar process to hibernation, except it occurs in hot, dry conditions, when creatures slow everything down to survive the heat.

Lowcarb team member said...

I think the cold weather we've been having makes everyone wish they could hibernate!!!
Thanks for these photo's, I don't think I've seen that many orange ladybirds together.

All the best Jan

Lisa said...

Beautiful jackdaw! I'll admit, I never heard of one until now.