I had a wander about and met up with a neighbour who kindly showed me her new pond and it had frog spawn and a pair of matting toads, whilst we were talking I noticed quite a large moth on the side of here house. It is an Oak Beauty and is an early flying moth and lays its eggs on Oak trees. Scientific name is Biston strataria…. so obviously related to the famous Biston betularia or peppered moth. This moth is know to all biologist as the moth which adapted its colour in polluted areas and changed from a light grey peppery look to become dark and almost black, thus it remained camouflaged when on soot covered trees.