Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Street Farm House

Standing on the corner of the new Knoll Court and opposite the Village Shop, is a much older building. Home Farm dates back to 1800 and was once two cottages. It bears testament to the fact that two hundred years ago farm land came right to the centre of the village. The older part at the back has the flint walls characteristic of many of the older houses in the village.

At the other end of the photographic scale is this little fellow. When I caught it I wasn't able to identify it, so I took his picture and went to the experts. I said it is small, it is only 5.5mm from top to tail, but it's name is much longer, Mompha subbistrigella. The larvae of this widely distributed species feed within the seedpods of Broad-leaved Willowherb (Epilobium montanum), and occasionally on other willowherb species. This picture was taken with my Nikon Coolpix, on macro mode. I think that it is an amazing camera for this type of work, although I much prefer my Canon SLR for other photography.

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