|To my eyes, the pattern surrounding the head resembles two black eyes and a
gaping, pink lipped mouth.
Monday 20 July 2015
North of Llwydcoed Yesterday
A sunny, if breezy afternoon enticed me out to visit the area of forest around the Bryn Du gas storage facility, in the extreme north of VC41. The immediate reason was to visit the small but expanding colony of Pyramidal Orchids near there, but while up there (340 metres ASL), I also had a look for other things. There didn't seem to be much about, probably because of the breeze, but I saw a few butterflies, including Grayling, Ringlet, and Dark Green Fritillary. Without question, the highlight finding a caterpillar I have always wanted to see in the flesh; namely this superb Puss Moth. Its awkward position and equally awkward pose, together with the constant buffeting from the breeze, made photography difficult, so apologies for the quality.