...What's this chap doing about at breakfast time (Cinebar moth - Tyria Jacobaeae)? He's supposed to be nocturnal.
Oh dear, that's why he's not camera shy...it seems his night time wanderings in between the sticks of restless beans are over for ever.
What a beauty he was. The black and gold caterpillars of cinebar were used to control ragwort which they love to munch.
Seems to me there are far far fewer butterflys and moths around than there should be for the time of year. Anyone else noticing this?
Some of our plant outs will not yet be deep rooted enough to cope without water in this heat and it looks set to continue into next week by which time I will have hoiked 50 zillion cans of water 30 metres. I should then be ready to take on Arnold Swartzenegg.......er and similar oiks. Who says allotmenteering isn't aerobic?
Moons nice tonight. Hope it's clear when it comes full. There something special about the midsummer full moon neh? Flower Moon, Strawberry Moon, Rose Moon, Hot Moon are other names it goes by.