I have been told by the authorities at work to clear off at lunchtimes; get away from my desk and go for a walk. So today I found myself wandering loose outside the confines, and unrolling nettle leaves for want of anything better to do. I found this little caterpillar inside one; not sure what it is, but I’m wondering if it will turn out to be a peacock butterfly.
I also found this neat little spider wandering about on the outside wall of the office block, anchored by a thin strand of silk. The spider I mean, not the office block. I managed to identify this as a spider of the genus Pardosa; Chris at Rye reckons probably Pardosa monticola or Pardosa palustris, the marsh wolf spider.