Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Our new visitor
A Speckled Wood. Found throughout Britain and Ireland, it is dark brown with creamy white patches on wings. It prefers habitats such as woodland, gardens and hedgerows.
The Speckled Wood breeds only in woodland habitats, but elsewhere it also uses lanes and tracks between tall hedgerows, parks, gardens, and scrub. It seems to prefer slightly damp areas where there is tall grass and some shade.