I am absolutely loving working on a nature reserve and this has given me the opportunity to see many species that I have never seen before as well as some old favourites. As we move into autumn I thought it would be nice to share some of the vast variety of different moths & butterflies and that we have on the reserve. Here are a few of my favourite finds from this summer.
Large skipper Ochlodes sylvanis
Emperor moth catperillar Saturnia pavonia
Bagworm moth caterpillar
Privet hawk-moth caterpillar Sphinx ligustri
Silver-studded blue Plebejus argus
Brown argus Aricia agestis
Comma Polygonia c-album
Red admiral Vanessa atalanta
Even though summer has come to an end, I am loving autumn and will endeavour to keep you all updated with all species big and small that come my way!
'Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower' - Albert Camus