The grassy cliffs of Sark, in the Channel Islands, are a vital habitat for insects, including a variety of butterflies and moths. When we visited in July, the five-spot burnet moth was much in evidence. Such a striking beast. I also spotted a forester moth, below. Somewhat rarer.
Burnets are not known to be particularly flighty but they were fluttering all around me that afternoon. Perhaps it was the very breezy conditions. I wasn’t able to manage a decent in flight shot. Below is a huge and rather fuzzy crop, but a record of the moment nonetheless.
Lovely “beasts” indeed! Am I the only one having problems with getting stats and the ‘like’ button or is WordPress having issues again?
Oh, I haven’t checked. I am such a digital numbskull that I am not sure I have ever even looked at my ‘stats’ – I will go and see what they are immediately 😉
Can hardly call you a digital numbskull with the images you produce. I figured out my problem. It was some software that blocks other unwanted stuff which suddenly decided to start blocking my stats and likes.
Ok. I had a look at the stats but was none the wiser. Too many numbers, not enough letters, for this literature grad 😉
Stunning. Currently experiencing a serious case of macro envy — not to diminish your skill and artistry, which are fab as always!
The first fellow looks as though he’s sporting some kind of furry cap. Certainly a lovely fashion shot you’ve captured here, Rachael. 🙂