Behind where Pete lives is the Castle Hill LNR where we have found Wasp Spiders before. We tried to hunt them down in 3 areas that we've had success before. Unfortunately our main hotspot had been more or less flattened by an over-enthusiastic strimmer. Always disappointing to see in a nature reserve where many small creatures and birds rely on seeds and cover to help them through the winter and of course no good at all for the Wasp Spider that needs dense low cover for their webs. Fortunately we did find 2 spiders close together in another area and then a further one in a totally new area.
Whilst Pete was photographing the 3rd spider I spotted a Yellow Belle, a very smart moth that never seems to pose well, always hiding away.