2010 News

Woolly Bear Confrontation

Garden Tiger Moth caterpillar, Ballycastle
Garden Tiger Caterpillar
Today I was carrying out a Bird Atlas Survey close to Fair Head to the east of Ballycastle. Whimbrel, Whitethroat, Buzzards and a Peregrine were among the bird highlights'

As I walked back along the path below the impressive cliffs I saw the large hairy caterpillar of the Garden Tiger Moth wandered across a boulder beside me. As it came down the side I lay on the path to get a low angle shot of it walking towards me.

This is an impressive and colourful species in both its caterpillar and adult stages of life and relatively common thorughout Northern Ireland.

Red Kite in Autumn

Capturing the Beauty of Nature
Capturing the Beauty of Nature