Tuesday, 29 May 2012
The can of worms is opened
My plan of action is to go right back to basics. With this in mind I have ordered the Royal Entomological Societies 'British Insects' book that promises an overview of ALL 558 families found in the UK. I've had a peek at the dragonfly section (which you can do by clicking here) and if all the others are like this it will give me a good grounding in what all 558 are about. It may not initially help in identifying an insect down to species, but that is not what I'm after. Just an idea of what type of insect is before me will do. Keys can come later - maybe much later.
Heyshott was certainly a catalyst for action. I've ordered a pooter, a pond-dipping net, one of those plunger tubes that you examine bees in - is there any end to all of this?