The heat of this summer has made it an excellent one for butterflies and many insects. And its been good too to get out in the evenings when things have cooled down a bit. I drove down the main track of Old Park Wood on sunday after dark listening for owls and heard two young ones making their plaintiff cries for the parents to bring them food. I could not get to see them as they were quite mobile but its good to know they breed in the wood and maybe one will find my new box. On the drive back my eye was drawn to a faint green glow in the grass beside me and it was a Glow Worm.

They have such a good courtship process - they stop glowing when they find a mate but keep sending out their light until that time.


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