Wednesday 24 January 2024

Badger path to garden


Desire paths. Every evening my father leaves out food for the badgers and every night a family of them walk through the field to come and eat. Look, you can see the route they’ve worn. Such poetry in the brushed echo of a tiny relationship.                                                                                         Thomas Sharp


Saturday 14 October 2023

Bedellia somnulentella

 Rare micro and only the second confirmed record in Staffordshire. The grub eats bindweed and morning glory. It is small and slender with a posture that slightly sits-up. The attennae are very long and the head tuft has grey and white. Elsewhere it has appeared brownish.

Thursday 5 October 2023

Dewick's Plusia


A rare migrant first seen on the Essex coast in 1951, Now established in southern and eastern counties. First seen in Staffs in 2022 and now recorded increasingly. This is the first appearance for SK00.

Wednesday 20 September 2023

Scarce bordered straw


A rare migrant for Staffordshire, usually seen in Autumn. Seems to be a good year for its appearance.


Tuesday 19 September 2023

Rosemary beetle

The Rosemary beetle, Chrysolina americana, was first found in London in the 1990s. It has since spread across the country with a few early records in Staffordshire. This beetle was attracted to a moth trap.


Sunday 20 August 2023

Well marked Wax moth

 This is the moth with larvae that feast on honeycomb in bee-hives.

Wednesday 19 July 2023

Friday 14 July 2023

Hickling Broad, Norfolk


Spoonbill, yacht and converted water mill

Spoonbill and teal

Mares Tail

Common darter dragonfly

Monday 10 July 2023

Tuesday 6 June 2023

Cypress-tip moth


Next door a Cypress hedge was removed and this morning this micro moth Argyresthia cupressella appeared,