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Old 21-04-17, 09:00 AM
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On my walk yesterday I was surrounded for most of the walk by St marks flies! They must have emerged yesterday , there were great numbers of them busy around the Hawthorn trees. A funny looking fly with dangly legs. It is a useful pollinator of fruit trees etc.
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Old 27-04-17, 10:21 AM
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We went for a late afternoon walk in a local Bluebell wood and had loads of St Marks Flies the first we have noticed this spring. As well as good pollinaters they would make good snacks for recently arrived Flycatchers and warblers.
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