Our friend Alex, with his two children J(ason) and Katie came over for the weekend. On top of the list was a bit of badger watching, J saw one last time they stayed, but then he was a bit sleepy and the memory is a bit blurred.
I was really pleased when this Badger arrived quite early and allowed Alex to get some pictures.
I had thought it was a young boar, but one of Alex's pictures from side on has the conclusive evidence that he is a she. I don't think it is the same sow that came regularly a couple of months ago, unless she's broadened across the beam quite quickly.
Although I've been complaining that this year hasn't been great for moths, it is still possible that I will catch more species of macro in the garden than in any of the other years we've been here, although not s many individuals than in some years. One of the new species for the year today was a Merveille du Jour, surely one of the most beautiful, and thoroughly deserves it's name. Two of the others That are worth a second glance are the Green-brindled Crescent and the Pink-barred Sallow