the car , there were several more on the warm bodywork . Given my record with moths , I'll put my head in the noose and suggest March Moth , even though it's still February , but we'll wait and see .
Needless to say , they are not March Moth , but Tortricodes alternella . Many thanks to Dean / DDD
for pulling my head out of the noose .
That return to the car park was a bit earlier than usual , job done , and as the sun was still shining , I made a quick visit up onto the Greensand Ridge , before heading home . I was hoping to find several
reptiles out basking given the conditions , but just one male Adder , a very smart looking
individual , was found , another first for the year . A final first for the year came in the car park as I was leaving the Greensand Ridge , a bee or wasp , I never saw which it was , stung me on the side of the neck .