BUFF-TIP

Bird Watching (UK) - - Your Birding Month -

On the en­chant­ing morn­ings when my moth trap holds a Buff-tip, I in­sti­gate a game of hide-and-seek with my young daugh­ter. I gen­tly place the moth on one of sev­eral twigs, and ask her to spot it. This cryptic crea­ture takes cam­ou­flage to ex­tremes. Once it has shuf­fled into place, the moth looks for all the world like a snapped-off, dried-up twig with its bark flak­ing off.

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