Tuesday, 15 June 2010

It's not just voles who nibble

A Large Skipper moth (I think)

Once again, admire the camouflage!

Watched a rabbit in the ditch near Grocontinental eating watercress: a reminder to myself that stripped cress doesn't necessarily mean the presence of water voles. As ever, it's the slanted cuts that tell you it's vole (and even then it could be field vole). However there are w-v latrines and lots and lots of feeding stations along this stretch which confirm the colony's still active.
A real treat last night - a baby water vole in the field off Edgeley Road. No picture to share, unfortunately.


Anonymous said...

The Large Skipper looks like a Male.

Kate said...

Wow, thanks for that!