brue replied on 25/07/2019 23:02
Posted on 25/07/2019 23:02
Tonight I got a phone call to join my daughter on a hunting expedition on a nearby common. Armed with torch and phone we could just about find our footings in the long grass but we got our rewards! The night was drawing in with just a faint light in the west. I had heard on the BBC this was the best week to see Glow Worms. These amazing little creatures are worth the effort, they really are like little earth stars. It's the female, semi grown beetle which glows to find a mate and sadly she dies afterwards. There are only twelve glow worms in this particular area, we found five, well spread out. What a treat to see them on such a lovely warm evening.