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.
Monday, 4 June 2012
Some Hampshire Botany
Not quite in flower, but one of three spikes of Knapweed
Broomrape found on Portsdown Common, Hampshire.
Small-flowered Catchfly grows on a roadside verge near Bordon. Being a typical urban site, you have to avoid treading in the dog faeces when taking photographs :(