Cardinal beetles

Cardinal beetle

There are several species of these red-bodied beetles. Some, like these have heads which are also red; others have black heads.

Cardinal beetle

These were (presumably) two different individuals spotted a mile or so apart on the same day.

Lichens: Tong churchyard

Lichen on gravestones: Tong

A mass of lichen on gravestones at Tong.

Lichen on gravestone: Tong

The lichen here is lower on the surface of the stone.

Lichens: Tong

The same two stones as in the top picture. with the lichens on the base of the preaching cross behind.