#30DaysWild No. 8. You see more from a bike – we were cycling (slowly) up a hill when we spotted what looked like a lava lamp of tiny fluttering things, rising and falling in the hedgerow.
It turns out they were long horn moths Nemophora degeerella – the horns being the antennae. This species has the longest in the UK! You can just about see the fluttering in the clip – and then there’s a close up of the beast itself. So this isn’t Wheatland Farm wildlife exactly, but it was close by. And having spotted them once, maybe we’ll see them here too.
This time last year: Pale and interesting – a blood vein moth.
This time in 2017: An hour for the community trees