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Yellow speckled moth on the coast path
 
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And Speckled Wood butterfly in the same place

And an embryonic hornets nest
 

midlife

Guru
Saw two hedgehogs in the garden yesterday, first time I’ve seen a hedgehog in one of my gardens for maybe 5 years.

Going to look at getting a wildlife camera trap like Biggs :smile:.
 

Poacher

Gravitationally challenged member
Location
Nottingham
Update: partial success. No hedgehog, but badger investigated, got its head inside, then lifted its head, banged it on the roof and fled in fear.
Came back and had a look, but didn't try again. The slate is very heavy, but I may need to lay another slab across it to add yet more weight.
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Further update: before I got round to adding a slab across the roof, badger walked across it, discovered that it moved, and lifted the lid
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OK, I'm now in a battle of wits with a badger, and losing badly. Heavy piece of York stone laid across roof.
No problem to Brock, just rake out the piece forming part of the side wall...
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What now? I don't particularly want to cement the whole thing together. Maybe tent pegs or wire mesh? Hmm.
 

Poacher

Gravitationally challenged member
Location
Nottingham
Saw a couple of Stonechats today the below was the best picture I could get .

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Then more caterpillars and on closer inspection they all have two red spots on there back .

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Then This white moth and a rather nice butterfly that I need to identify.

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@midlife get one you will be surprised at what you get walking around the garden.

The butterfly is a Speckled Wood, frequent visitor to our garden despite having very little in the way of woods round here.
 
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