This fella gets it English name from the tufts of hair that can be seen on either side of it's thorax, when seen from head on it looks rather like it's wearing a pair of spectacles. It's Latin name is Abrostola tripartita
and it's quite a common moth usually found anywhere near nettles (Urtica dioica) where the species passes the winter as a pupa.
Apologies to all for not being as active as I usually am, just been really busy with all the other boring things that life throws at us
Hopefully I should get around to catching up with everyone over the next few days, although I see sun is forecast tomorrow, so I'm hoping to get out and about at last!!!
Well things have gone really quiet now with most hedgehogs having gone into hibernation, however were still seeing the odd visit here and there in the garden, they ain't daft they know where there's an easy meal to be had!
Had a very brief visit by the fox last night at 4am and the Wood Mice are still very active. Speaking of which I had a bit of spare time today, so I very quickly cobbled together a Feeding Station for them to visit, I'm hoping they'll start using this and it will offer them a bit of security away from the neighbourhood Cat population. It's been put into place and is ready for use tonight, so I'll be switching between the cameras tonight to see if they make use of it or not, should be interesting especially now the hedgehog activity has died away. Usual place to see the action (assuming there is any) as always is Ade's Hedgehog/Fox Garden Cam
it will all be live after dark falls.
Regards to all as always......Ade
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