Friday, 12 August 2016

Mottistone Gardens

While we're away, Jayne and I like to visit National Trust properties in the area. On Monday we went to the National Trust's Mottistone Gardens, and had a few hours walking around the gardens and nearby countryside.

Whilst there, we looked at the wildlife, especially the insects, and Jayne spotted this amazing creature, a Great Green Bush-cricket.

Great Green Bush-cricket

This one was a male, and about 4cm long, but the females can grow up to 7cm long! More details here.

Whilst there, we also spotted Gatekeepers, Meadow Browns and Red Admiral, along with this lovely Mint Moth, which I believe is Pyraustra aurata.

Pyraustra aurata

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