Found this beauty while doing some pruning (rather, The Boy found it). Hard to ID but I suspect it’s a Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba). One of our most abundant larger moths, according to UK Moths.
The first version of the DIY moth trap didn’t really work, so I upgraded with a plastic dog collar from the vets to raise the height of the baffle to the top of the bulb. And it worked a treat with 6 moths, of 6 species!
Found this loose in the garden. Assume it’s over-wintered but I don’t know what it’s going to be so going to keep an eye on it on the off-chance that I catch it emerging.
I found a stunning Noble False Widow (Steatoda nobilis) in the shed – a proper beauty. a native of the Canary Islands, it has apparently been in the UK for over 120 years, but it’s reached peak newsworthiness in the last few years…
Our local camera club had a visit from the amazing Richard Peters who gave a really inspiring talk. The first half was everything you’d expect from an award winning wildlife photographer and Nikon ambassador – big cats, wolves & pelicans – all treated with his passion bordering on obsession.