Large Jellyfish sightings

with No Comments

During a stroll around Falmouth harbour at the weekend this Barrel Jellyfish was seen feeding around the sea walls of Events Quay. There appears to have been an influx of these large Jellyfish in recent weeks around the Cornish Coast. … Read More

One of nature’s busiest times

with No Comments

It’s that time of year when everything seems to be happening at once. Butterflies and moths are emerging from over wintered pupae, caterpillars are feeding voraciously, while others are pupating – and that’s just inside the garden shed! It’s not … Read More

March and April caterpillars

with No Comments

Caterpillars are on the increase. Some of the most commonly seen caterpillars seen in March and April include – The Angle Shades in variable shades. Some of the overwintering Hairy caterpillars such as Oak Eggar, Fox Moth and Ruby Tiger. … Read More

South African Sundowner Moth and caterpillar

with No Comments

This image of a large green and white caterpillar was sent in by wildlife guide Matthew Sussens whilst stationed at the Royal Malewane Lodge on the Thornybush Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa. South African moth expert Hermann Staude not only … Read More

Scarlet Tiger caterpillars

with No Comments

It’s always pleasing when a search for a particular species actually pays off without undue hardship ! Last year at a stunning coastal bluebell spot lots of Scarlet Tiger moths, Callimorpha dominula, were noted flying one afternoon in a small … Read More

Caterpillars head to head

with No Comments

The highlight of last weeks trip to Trevose Lighthouse wasn’t the hoped for spectacular seawatching or early migrant birds this headland often produces but the numbers of caterpillars. On the sheltered south facing bank of the lane leading to the … Read More

Longest caterpillar in the British Isles

with No Comments

Goat Moth Caterpillar Some fascinating caterpillar identification requests continue to arrive. This huge Goat Moth (Cossus cossus) caterpillar was sent in by Paul Sellens who had been reviewing images he’d taken last summer. At 100mm in length only the caterpillar … Read More

Overwintering moth caterpillars

with No Comments

Over wintering caterpillars such as Oak Eggar, Drinker, Garden Tiger and Fox Moth are some of the hairy caterpillars seen in the last few days in various coastal sites here in the far south west of Cornwall. These early post-hibernating … Read More

Overwintering butterfly caterpillars

with No Comments

Marsh Fritillary caterpillars It always seems remarkable how many species of caterpillars manage to survive the winter – particularly the last one! With the appearance of the sun several species of butterfly caterpillars have emerged from over wintering. Good numbers … Read More

Cornish storms

with No Comments

Well, what a ‘hurricane’ season this has been for Cornwall – weeks of heavy rain, gales, flooding and mountainous seas. And then suddenly, a brief interlude and 5 Peacock butterflies (inachis io) miraculously emerge from hibernation to bask in the … Read More

Black-throated Divers (Gavia actica)

with No Comments

Over the New Year the weather here in Cornwall has continued to be a ‘tad’ breezy but it has also been remarkably mild. So mild that a Red Admiral was seen flying in the garden on New Years Eve! – … Read More

Best Christmas bird

with No Comments

The best bird of Christmas surprisingly wasn’t a turkey but a Grey Phalarope that turned up just around the corner from us on Falmouth’s Castle beach True to form it was very confiding, allowing me to approach over the rocks … Read More

1 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 95