We live at Keepers Cottage, on The North Rhins, SW Scotland and because of its situation and the variety of wildlife that can be seen in and around the cottage, I decided to keep a wildlife diary. We also enjoy regular walks in beautiful Dumfries and Galloway and beyond which I also record here, with photos and few words.
We went up on the moors as it was a lovely day, to look for Green Hairstreaks and Emperor Moths. We werent dissapointed but unfortunately didnt get a photo of the Emperors as they wouldnt settle so here is some I took at the same spot on 1st May last year.
Lots of Warblers about Willow, Sedge, Chiffchaff and Grasshopper heard
Rove Beetle (staphylinus-erythropterus)
Spider (larinioides-cornutus) eating Large Red Damselfly
Female Large Red Damselfly
Dozens of Green Hairstreak butterflies about
Garden Tiger Moth caterpillar
Drinker Moth caterpillar-lots of these about!
These are both Dark Tussock Moth caterpillars at different stages