The spider was very hard to photograph and would not stay still for very long. A close up in the next photograph shows the long fangs
The second first for the school garden was the discovery this evening that several of our rice plants have actually produced rice. At present the seeds have yet to fill out but we are almost there. The plants have been looked after since May with a late change of mind in July as to how they should be cultivated. The rice paddy approach was shelved in favour of keeping in pots and well watered. The rice paddy idea produced too much moss on top of the very damp soil surface which may have affected the outcome.
|The newly developed rice seeds|
Leaving the garden there were three Migrant Hawker dragonflies darting around the pond.