Pineapple mayweed

Pineapple mayweed

A member of the daisy family, and yet another introduced species which has escaped to become a weed.

The “pineapple” is tiny flowers bunched closely together.

Spiderswebs

Spider's web

These spiders’ webs seemed to be tent-shaped as they held on to drops of the rain which had fallen overnight on the day the pictures were taken.

Spider's web

Longhorn beetle

Longhorn beetle

One of the many native species of longhorn beetles: so called because of their impressive antennae.

Longhorn beetle

This particular species is common, and feeds mainly on nectar, as here.

Infected chestnut leaf

Horse chestnut leaf miner

The chestnut tree miner is a moth whose larvae burrow in chestnut trees causing the brown discolouration seen here. The infestation is spreading and now well established in the West Midlands.