Caterpillars and other wildlife

 Vapourer moth caterpillar on the raspberry canes in the garden - photo by Paul Herrington. We left this alone.

Vapourer moth caterpillar on the raspberry canes in the garden - photo by Paul Herrington. We left this alone.

It has been a good summer for wildlife in the garden and park. Here are some photos of some creatures we have found - left alone, returned or moved somewhere safer.


 Early October: two of these were found by social walkers in the main park on the path. We looked them up and found they like to eat hawthorn so relocated them to the hedge around the garden where they should be safer.

Early October: two of these were found by social walkers in the main park on the path. We looked them up and found they like to eat hawthorn so relocated them to the hedge around the garden where they should be safer.

Moths and caterpillars: lots in the garden, park and also the loos. 

 Angle shades moth (and another one), relocated from the toilet block to the garden.

Angle shades moth (and another one), relocated from the toilet block to the garden.


 Garden cats' current favourite spot - mouse watching

Garden cats' current favourite spot - mouse watching

Mice: We found a couple in the compost bin when it was being turned (they were too fast to photograph) and are suspicious there are also some in the mini haystack, judging by how much time the garden cats spend staring at it. Last year we found several in the stacks.


Fantastical creatures: we rescued these from the Milton tip, painted and found a new home for them...