Above all there were lots of creepy crawlies. The group saw the brightly coloured caterpillars of the white satin and yellow tail moths feeding on some of the native willow trees on the island, and the bright green beetle psilothrix cyaneus feeding on some oxford ragwort. A small pond along the way also revealed tadpoles, mayfly larvae, and whirligig and diving beetles. The walk ended with a short stretch along the seahore where some common seashells such as mussels, limpets, barnacles, razorshells and cockles were found. All in all a great example of biodiversity was on display!
|Checking out the creepy crawlies on the native willow trees|
|A young IWT member holding a 'hairy Molly' |
or 'Woolly Bear' caterpillar of the Tiger Moth
|Looking at some wild flowers right beneath our feet|