What is Patton's Tiger?

I have been immersed in natural history since I was 18 and started work at the (then) Wildfowl Trust at Arundel. I met, worked and lived with some brilliant naturalists and a lifetime's obsession was born.
Birding was followed by mothing and the height of 'achievement' was obtained when a moth was given the above vernacular name in recognition of the fact that I trapped the first British record.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

A break in the rain

....and an unfamiliar yellow object appears in the sky! I hate it when I can't get out into the field in the 'field season'. I had a trip out to Oakhangar (aka Shortheath) Pond this afternoon. The first thing I noticed was the song of Field Crickets - I wasn't aware that they were present here.

Marsh Cinquefoil - always a pleasure to see

Juvenile Forest Bug


  1. Hi Sarah, your picture is of Marsh Cinquefoil. I'm sure that you had a lapse of concentration as you compiled the post!