The Warden did his customary moth show this morning; as always, the kids and I went along. Here are some of the groovier moths.
Here are some other things we saw out on the reserve – a pair of swans with cygnets, a very cute spider, a cinnabar moth caterpillar, (not so many of these around as in previous years), and some nice leguminous plants.
We went to Dungeness in the afternoon; an grey, overcast and blustery day, but the boy and I found a couple of butterflies and a small caterpillar, and as we were driving slowly along a narrow road, a large moth, which I think was a humming-bird hawk moth, was flying along at the same speed, only three or four feet from the driver’s door! It cleared off across the shingle as soon as I noticed it of course.