Day 39

One of the dogs came into work today covered in these balls which I always thought were called biddy bids but apparently the plant is known as cleavers, clivers, goosegrass, catchweed, stickyweed, robin-run-the-hedge, sticky willy, sticky willow, stickyjack, stickeljack, and grip grass, but these tiny balls are seed pods. Biddy bid is actually the European name for the Piripiri plant (The Māori name for Acaena microphyllawhich also has seed pods that stick to fur and clothing) or so the internet would tell me. Anyway, I collected a few so I could photograph them. 🙂

Day 39 - 08/02/17 - Seed Pod - Galium aparine, with many common names including cleavers, clivers, goosegrass, catchweed, stickyweed, robin-run-the-hedge, sticky willy, sticky willow, stickyjack, stickeljack, and grip grass.

February 8th 2017 – Seed Pods -Galium aparine, with many common names including cleavers, clivers, goosegrass, catchweed, stickyweed, robin-run-the-hedge, sticky willy, sticky willow, stickyjack, stickeljack, and grip grass.

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Day 21

Found this beautiful little guy at the pistol club today. Caught him sneaking out to grab a fly that had flown in to his web. Sadly I only got to admire his beauty for all of 30 seconds before he scurried away into his hideyhole.

Day 21 - 21/01/17 - Garden Orbweb Spider - Eriophora pustulosa (Walckenaer)

January 21th 2017 – Garden Orbweb Spider – Eriophora pustulosa (Walckenaer)