Any road, a couple of days ago I visited the aforementioned pocket park with a clump of Scots Pine as my target. My plan was a simple one: I intended to gather a few pine cones from beneath the trees and split them open in search of true bugs (Hemiptera) and, with a bit of luck, a false-scorpion.
A clump of Scots Pine stands at one entrance to Byfield Pocket Park.
22 January, 2020
Oniscus asellus, with pale edges to their rather shiny carapace, surround
a few darker grey Porcellio scaber. Byfield Pocket Park, 8 January, 2020