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Skippers back on the wing and #30 days wild

On the back lane of Banksfield rd is a small haven for insects and butterflies, I have blogged about it before (here).

It's a stretch of land that runs behind the houses, flanked by a banking of shrubs and bracken, overgrown at the moment with grasses and bramble a route often used to walk the dog. The council once a year will cut it all back which keeps the bramble in check, last year they went down with a grass cutter destroying everything ! but it is often used to dump garden waste and anything people can't be bothered to deposes of properly from hovers to bicycles.



I sometimes let moths go here, so I can trap each night without catching the same ones. On my last trip I had noticed there was Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica) you can get a Woundwort shieldbug on this plant, I had seen them on Countryside Tales blog (HERE), a sheildbug  I have not seen before. I was in luck.....





After finding these a close inspection of all the plants were in order, the flutter of brown wa…

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