Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Twins, but hardly identical

If British moths discuss the weather they would have ben clucking away last night. It was so mild yesterday that we sowed our first vegetables - beetroot, leeks and these carrots from Russia which Penny brought back from a holiday with her Mum a few years ago. Let's hope that the Ukraine is sorted out and calmed down by the time we harvest them.

Late in the evening, however, it turned very cold and this morning the garden was white with frost. So I imagine this pair of Common Quakers was out on the early side. The only inhabitants of the eggboxes, they bear out my Moth Bible's note that the markings of this small but agreeable species are 'extremely variable'.

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