#30 days wild week.





Walk in a field of Buttercups and turn your leg's yellow




The conditions were looking good on Friday to have the moth trap out, this year has been very slow, not just in my garden but all over the country. Most nights I've had nothing in the trap the next day.

Saturday catch was about 26 moths, with 6 new moths to add to my garden list.


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                                         Garden BioBlitz 2016


Sparrow

On Sunday I spent most of the day recording what wild life I could find in my garden.

It's a list of all the wildlife you can find in your garden over a 24 hour period.

Buff-tailed Bumblebee can you spot the Cock'sfoot moth ?

Agabus bipustulatus water beetle
Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci) 3 mm-long

Herb Bennet

I managed to find about 67 different species.
 If you want to take a look at what I found, have a look here.

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Had a break from looking at the wildlife in my garden and went to the park, to look at the wildlife there. 


A young Robin 
 22 Spot Ladybird
Speckled Wood

*****************************************************************We've  had a Hedgehog back in the garden, it's little foot is so cute




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The moth trap was back out again and more new moths, the best being this stunning 

Scorched Wing (Plagodis dolabraria)




had this moth before but it's one of my favourites 

Angle Shades

I had two special Caddisflies.

largest British caddisfly    Phryganea grandis  Length 18 to 28 mm

 Big as my little finger, not to keen on this insect, to one of the smallest. 

                    Mystacides azurea     6 to 9 mm long 

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  1. Wow, such beautiful captures both physically and by the camera! A wonderful post Amanda xx

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    1. Thanks Chel for the lovely comment, glad you like the photos.

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  2. What an interesting thing to do and you have found so many different species in your garden. Love the hedgehog, we don't get them in our garden anymore which is a great shame:)

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    1. Thanks Rosie, you might get Hedgehogs, they visit very late often seen ours after midnight and it's the dog who usually spots them first.
      Amanda xx

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  3. I love the idea of a bioblitz. I've never done one, but it would be interesting, for sure. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos of your amazing visitors!

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    1. Thanks PP, you could do your own garden bioblitz, sometimes it's surprising way turns up.
      Amanda xx

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  4. Lots of buttercups everywhere at the moment.Love the hedgehog pictures.:)

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  5. Lots of buttercups everywhere at the moment.Love the hedgehog pictures.:)

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    1. Thanks Shazza, Buttercups are looking lovely at the moment, turning everything yellow as you walk through them. I was so pleased to see a healthy looking Hedgehog in the garden.
      Amanda xx

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  6. Hello, wow! Awesome sightings and photos. I love the cute hedgehog. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thanks Eileen , for the lovely comment, so nice to see the Hedgehog.
      Amanda xx

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  7. Great post and photos Amanda - you've had a good wildlife week :) Wonderful variety of moths and such good news that you have a hedgehog in your garden :)

    I particularly like your first photo - so many fields of buttercups round here at the moment. Hope the weather is kind for you tonight at the moth trapping event and enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

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    1. Thanks RR, looking back did have a lovely week, done nothing but rain since then, so sadly mothing event was cancelled, back on when we are away. If we can fit the trap in I might take it on Holliday with me as hubby is taking his bike.Mind you I will have plenty of birds to see.
      If it dries out I will go lie in the middle of the Buttercup field as part of my 30 days wild :)
      Amanda xx

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  8. So pleased you had a good week.
    Your photo's are amazing, especially the hedgehog.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan, glad you liked the photos, not sen the Hedgehog since but we have had a lot of rain, not been out in the garden late.
      Amanda xx

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  9. So amazing how many types of moth you find. 67 species in the garden is pretty good going too! X

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    1. Thanks Julie, loving all the different moths, all so different. Pleased with my garden species, still many more to discover.
      Amanda xx

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  10. Super collection Amanda, you and Caroline certainly had some great lists for the BioBlitz this year :-) You have also been getting some cracking moths lately, indeed since I am currently without a trap I am rather envious of all your lovely moths, and the caddisflies too are interesting, especially that Mystacides azurea one.

    By the way I eventually found the Cocksfoot Moth ;-)

    Kindest regards and best wishes to all :-)

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    1. Thanks David, love the moths I have had just lately, but sadly numbers are still low I think for the time of year. Need to take a closer look at Caddisflies, and Beetles after seeing what you have recorded.
      Amanda xx

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  11. You had some great finds! I would love to buy a proper month trap (one day!) and I spotted the little cocksfoot on the flowers.

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    1. Thanks Louise, I do hope you get to get a moth trap one day as I think you will love it.
      Amanda xx

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  12. A lovely post - That is fascinating to see what is in your garden. I'm fairly sure we don't get hedgehogs here, but it is great to see that you do. The moth photos are beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Wendy, you could put a paint trap down and see if there are any Hedgehog prints left the next day, save having to stay up late, I would imagine your garden would be good for moths too.
      Amanda xx

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  13. Amazing photos of the moths! I don't know much about moths, but have been trying to learn a few names here and there and was very pleased to find that I recognised the scorched wing!

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    1. Thanks Amy, glad you like the moths, beautiful moth the Scorched Wing, it's the first time I have seen one.
      Amanda xx

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  14. Fantastic number of species and some lovely photos of them too! So good to see the hedgehog :) x

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    1. Thanks Pam, glad you like the post and the photos.
      Amanda xx

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  15. Fantastic! Great on the moths - those scorched wings are extraordinary aren't they. Love the little hedgey. Such quiet wisdom in his face xx

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    1. Thanks CT, hope you are well, glad you liked the post and for coming by. Moth numbers down this year, hope you are managing to catch some...
      Amanda xx

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  16. Oooh a Scorched Wing - I've been hoping to find one of them. Haven't had my trap out all month but tonight it is going out! Bloody rain. :-) Love your photos, Amanda. Your macros got better! Is it with the same camera? I have not even looked at trying to ID the Caddis flies, maybe now after pond dipping I ought to!! Lovely post. xx

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    1. Thanks Mandy, it's the same camera, think I have just learned what works with this camera and how to use the light.
      So pleased with the Scorched wing as it's a stunning moth. Rained here most nights on and of so been putting moth trap under gazebo.
      Have had a few interesting Caddisflies, a interesting subject.
      Amanda xx

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