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Wednesday 30 July 2014: Preserve

The tiger moth that we found at the bottom of the garden was later found a little lifeless, she'd laid some eggs on the honeysuckle so hopefully this will produce more next year.

There was a slight story to this moth that we didn't realise until I looked through my blip journal.

My neighbour brought a very hairy caterpillar to the door for the girls to see, which is often a cue for Abbie to want to take some kind of ownership and turn the wild animal/insect into a pet.
She used the old fish tank to house the caterpillar for about a week but decided that due to guilt (my banging on about them being free in the wild etc) forced her to take the caterpillar down to the honeysuckle and let it go. I'm convinced this is the same one, maybe I'm wrong but what are the chances of finding one of these after trying to breed a 'one off' very hairy caterpillar?

I found it to beautiful to let it turn to dust and be swept away by a westerly wind so I learned how to pin a butterfly.

The results are not professional but the story and moth have a nice story for a to remember.

I might link the other two images of the caterpillar and the moth from previous entries but right now I'm using my phone and even that seems diddly after pinning a moth.

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