Category Archives: Pest control

Leopard slugs out in strength

My first line of defence against the feared Portuguese slug (Iberiaskogsnegl / brunsnegl) seems to be holding despite a couple of sitings in the garden. Last night I noticed that there were hundreds of leopard slugs (boaskogsnegl / leopardsnegl) gathering to discuss strategy! Only when trapped and starving have I noticed them damaging any of my edibles…

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House sparrow: better late than never

While eating breakfast this morning I spotted these house sparrows (gråspurv) eating diamond back moth (kålmøll) larvae from the undersides of these ragged jack kale plants, sown as a salad crop, but long since given up to the moths… Better late than never I suppose!!

You can just see the larvae in this male’s beak!
You can just see a larva in this male’s beak!

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