Here are a few things I’ve encountered for the first time in the last few days:
The caterpillar of the Grey Dagger Moth – along with a photo from last year of the moth itself. The moth could be a Grey Dagger or Dark Dagger – they are almost indistinguishable, but the caterpillars are very different.
A Hazel leaf-roller weevil – if you like numbers, after “09/09/09”, this is the 333rd species I’ve identified. It doesn’t seem to have done any harm, as the hedge is full of ripe hazel nuts: I’m just expecting a plague of grey squirrels soon!