Discovering a shark in my back garden
Iwalked into my small garden the other morning and I saw a shark! It’s a word play from the wildlife kingdom as I didn’t see a big shark flapping around on the grass looking like a fish out of water, but I did see a shark – a moth.
The moth itself was on the garage wall where I run a moth trap most nights. The number and variety of moths this year has been very poor and low due to the poor spring weather we all experienced and this has resulted in poor numbers and low breeding figures for species like bats which feed on the moths.
The warm periods in late June and into July has resulted in moth numbers picking up – which is good news for moths and especially the bats!
As for the shark – it is a medium sized brown moth which when it rests it holds
A shark moth