Late August Creatures

Our last ever Art Trail is over and the near silence of unselfconscious life can happily settle back in the cwm. The Elephant Hawk Moth caterpillar is turning black as a sign of wanting to pupate. Its life of munching willow herb is over and next year it will become a pretty pink and green moth. Frog is poised on the edge of a bucket and the Palmate Newt is moving side to side over the surface of a cast iron bird. Fox is about to leap on something hidden in the grass. It turned out to be only three or four mouthfuls worth.