It was a day for jumping off tree stumps, eating blackberries and running through the woods.
Bug Mad Girl had her eagle eyes on, as usual, and spotted a caterpillar on the path (that we had all walked past and completely missed). We knew immediately that it was a hawkmoth, as it was large and had a distinctive tail. When they start to pupate they turn a darker colour and start to wander, so we were pretty sure that's what this one was up to.
|Pine hawkmoth caterpillar|
She also spotted a black snail beetle tucking into a slug and a large yellow fungus called chicken of the woods.
|Black snail beetle|
|Chicken of the woods|
It was time to go home after what the little one described as an "amazing walk"!