Peacock (Nymphalis io)
We found a Stink Bug (also known as Shield Bug) today. They are called stink bugs because if they are scared or threatented they make a really bad smell. We think this one is a Sloe Bug which feeds on Sloe (the Blackthorn plant) and other tree's like Hawthorn. This one was'nt scared when we saw it because it didnt make a stink.
We also spotted this Peacock butterfly which has spots like eyes on its wings. Peacocks are seen between July and September and then they hibernate over winter and can then be seen between March and May.
I still cannot believe we saw a Tawny Owl last night.