For the garden mother, there is only one thing better than picking up a garden first and this is when a really smart/scarce/outlandish species reappears. There's nothing worse than having lots of single individual/record species on the garden list - I should know as I have lots of them! So really pleased that these two turned up again:
Small Ranunculus - second record, first was 25/07/2010
Blackneck 02/07/2011 - second record, first was 02/07/2010 (amazing coincidence)
Another one to reappear was this:
Carpatolechia alburnella 02/07/2011 - second record, first was 13/07/2008
There is a potential garden first in the offing as well though - depending on how the gen det turns out. I've been looking out for Rufous Minor in the garden for years and it looks like I may finally be in luck ..
Rufous Minor 02/07/2011
CONFIRMED - gen. det. by Jon Clifton Jan 2012
This one is a definite garden first - albeit just a form of a regular species.
Lime Hawk-moth f. brunnea 03/07/2011
The last three are just cause I fancied getting a shot of them.
Lilac Beauty 03/07/2011 - stunning moth
Acleris forsskaleana 03/07/2011 - common in my garden
Slender Pug 02/07/2011 - subtly smart when fresh(ish)