Saturday, June 11, 2005

Swaddywell Children's Day

Pond-dipping, bug-hunting, treasure hunts and herding sheep. The children loved it! And despite the cool, dull conditions we managed to find a few insects: Blue-tailed and Azure Damselflies, which would sit on the childrens' fingers, and the three moths pictured, as well as Pyrausta aurata and The Cinnabar. A Turtle Dove was purring away and a Red Kite over low and then perched in a tree on the reserve was a highlight for many.

Platyptilia gonodactyla (a plume moth)

Aethes tesserana (a tortrix moth)

Crambus lathoniellus (a grass moth)

Nikon CP995

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