Monday, 27 April 2015
Garden Pond, Wood Anemones, Moths and Butterflies
A few photos of the garden pond and rockery. Azaleas are starting to come into flower.
Hundreds of frog tadpoles are swimming around and Common Newt numbers are building up.
Wood Anemones still flowering.
I put the moth trap out last night - cold and clear with a minimum temperature of 0.5 but there were two moths this morning. Yet another Hebrew Character and this Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta) - another new species for the year.
Sorry record shot only - the light was low and I don't like using flash with moths as it alters the colours too much!
A good year for garden Orange Tips and Holly Blues and Speckled Wood put in its first appearance last week.
Orange Tip have been nectaring on the Honesty flowers scattered around the garden and I think a female may have been laying eggs on this one. Must check properly tomorrow.