I happened to notice this little creature making his way through the lawn....
A quick google image search has so far proven fruitless as to his type, but he's a beautiful little catterpillar, looking quite dewey in this photo. Poppy was quit captivated(if a little nervous) by this little chap.
We have many many butterflies and moths around the farm presently(most of them seeming able to find their way into my ground floor bedroom!) but i have no idea what species it could be...any ideas?Yesterday Poppy had her friend Ed over for the day and i had set them a bug hunt challenge, a caterpillar was the only creature they were unable to locate, perhaps the chickens have been helping to keep their numbers low?
She was very very happy to finally be able to tick it off -even if it was a day late!
I love how interested my girls are in the nature surrounding us, they can name so many different species, birds, mammals, plants, im really keen to nuture this interest as its so important that future generations want to take care of the world they live in.