Today, the last of the current batch of bokashi solids went in the ground. It has gone round the rhubarb crown, in the hope that the roots will grow into the compost.
Whilst outside, I saw a caterpillar in the bucket I use to collect run-off from the shed. This came as something of a surprise, considering the time of year and the continuing cold snap.
I was therefore intrigued to find out what kind of caterpillar it was and thus came across the website Wildlife Insight. The beauty of the site from my immediate point of view was that I could send in a photo of the caterpillar and they would give me an identification.
Even better, I got an almost immediate reply. And the answer is that the caterpillar will become an Angel Shades Moth. This appears to be benign in terms of damage to crops, so I am pleased to have at least one which has overwintered in my garden.
That said, having brought it inside to get a better picture, it has now wandered off. It does seem a resilient character, though. When I found it, it was in a pool of water and yet had not drowned. So, I think it will be fine, wherever it is.