The Walled Garden contains the remains of the recent gales - quite a sight!
Good time to look for leaf mines on blackberry leaves. These trails are left by the caterpillars of a small moth (3mm). It lives between the upper and lower surface of the leaf and leaves a trail as it eats away the cellulose. The trail gets wider as the caterpillar gets bigger! Each species of moth in the genus leaves a characteristic trail and each one has a specific foodplant. So if you know the plant you can identify the moth - even though it's long gone! This one is very common.
|Stigmella aurella leaf mine in Blackberry|