Thursday, 20 November 2008

Fallen leaves & feathered thorns

Many leaves have blown into the Kitchen Window Reserve over the last several weeks and I have decided to leave them and watch their progress and the effect they have on other plants.

20081115 KWR autumn leaves

Although we have had a couple of frosts, the large and rather beautiful feathered thorn moths (Colotois pennaria) have been quite common over several week period with one or two appearing regularly on the lighted windowpanes.

20081120 Kvr feathered thorn