My first trip out for some time following the back problems. It was a trip up to High and Over looking mainly for more Wall Brown larva and anything else that might show up. The larva were not too forthcoming and only 2 were found including the smallest one I have found to date. 5 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Red Admiral were seen. The highlight was a Short Eared Owl that we put up, it flew off in the direction of Cradle Valley. A fox, 3 Hares and many Newts in the dew pond as well as my first Pyrausta Despicata micro moth of the year were also seen, showing that Spring is just about here. Other evidence of this was lots of Lesser Bloody-nosed Beetles mating in the area.
Lesser Bloody-nosed Beetles