The last two days I’ve been writing about a larva I found on my roof. If my conclusions are correct this is the moth it’s all about: the Least Yellow Underwing (Noctua interjecta).
Dutch: Kleine huismoeder
Yesterday I wrote about a larva I found on my roof. I did some investigation and think it could be the larva of the Least Yellow Underwing (Noctua interjecta). A larva not very much seen because it feeds during the night and hides itself during the day.
Dutch: Kleine huismoeder, muurpeper
While trying to find a leak on my roof, I found this larva in a small pile of sand under a leaden cover.
Dutch: onbekende rups van een uil
This is how Wall Screw-moss (Tortula muralis) looks like in ‘the wild’. Growing in the seams between the concrete bricks in my garden.
Follow this link to watch part 1.
A very common moss is this Wall Screw-moss (Tortula muralis). It can be found on brick and stone walls also in the city.
Washed ashore during the last storm, this Common guillemot (Uria aalge). A victim of oil pollution.
Dutch: Zeekoet, olieslachtoffer
Een paar dagen na een flinke storm zijn bosarbeiders bezig een omgewaaide treurwilg te verwijderen.
Een vrij normaal verschijnsel op sommige kusten in de wereld is het aanspoelen van kokosnoten. In Nederland is dat niet gewoon.
Yesterday I attended a local biological meeting. The subjects were owl pellets.
The goal was to dissect the owl pellets and determine which creatures the owls ate. By looking for skulls and lower jawbones you can determine what the owls had for dinner. Mostly mouse skulls were found, but also some small birds, and even a Water vole.
Dutch: Muizenschedels, braakballen.
I was searching in my image database for a picture of a Brown garden snail (Helix aspersa or Cornu aspersum) and found this picture which I made almost two years ago in my garden.
The snails shell was damaged, it had an extra opening. Maybe caused by a bird or a human, it could have been me. By accident the snail used the wrong opening, using its normal shell opening as a side door.