Tuesday, 10 March 2015
TUESDAY, 10TH MARCH
Camelia, First Hoverfly and Bumble Bees and Hebrew Character Moth
The milder weather over the last few days means the white camelia buds are finally starting to open.
I put out the moth trap again on Saturday evening and found just one moth - Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica). This species is named after the dark mark in the centre of the forewing which resembles the Hebrew letter Nun.
Frogs are starting to stir in the pond and a few Bumble Bees went whizzing past the kitchen window today. I saw my first garden hoverfly this morning on bergenia flowers. Sadly it had disappeared by the time I had returned with my camera.