The tansy caterpillar is doing it's job - eating the dreaded noxious weed.
I came back the next day and the whole plant was down to the stalk.
As I walked up the road, I saw this snake stretched across the pavement. At first I was afraid he had been hit by a car - he was so still. Turns out he was just warming himself on the still-warm surface.
I shooed him back into the safety of the bushes.