1 This little beetle and many of its friends have been seen in our house and I couldn’t identify it so I sent a photo to my very knowledgeable-about-all-things-wildlife son-in-law. This is what he told me yesterday:
I think it’s a Cornish Yarn Chafer, quite common at this time of year, probably hatched from eggs laid last spring in the fleece of Cornish hill sheep with larvae able to withstand the modern wool production process, a really voracious stitch nibbler.
2 I was at The Penryn River today to watch our boat being launched into the water after its stay in the shipyard over the winter. Here it goes up the river to our mooring nearer to Falmouth.
3 While I was waiting, I was watching a family of swans on the river, the parents and four one year old cygnets. I was lucky enough to catch the parents chirruping at each other and making a love-heart!