Sunday, 26 August 2007

Cornwall again

Nina, Jack and Josh examine the contents of the net after "sweeping" the grass. Already the two boys are budding naturalists, with Grasshoppers and Crickets a definite favourite.

Of course being little boys, the traditional beach pursuits are also good fun.

Here Jack is training for a part in Chariots of Fire part two.

I was surprised that Mediterranean Gulls were a feature at Sennen, we saw four adults or second year birds and one first year bird, in the centre of this photo.
Two of the adults laze about on the rocks with a Black-headed Gull.

I took a moth trap, which we ran at the camp-site at Kelyjack. We caught three species I've never caught before. Above is a Crescent Dart. This is moth associated with coastal cliffs in the west country.

The Narrow-winged Pug is a small moth with a wing-span of about 2cm, it mainly inhabits heathland and moorland, with Heather as one of its' food plants.

This is the aptly named Antler Moth, an inhabitant of grasslands, particularly on acid soils.
As the name suggests, the Common White Wave is a widespread species, but I haven't caught one at home for about three years despite the fact that there are several Silver Birchs in the garden which is one of its' food plants.

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