Friday, 1 October 2010

Merveille du Jour

I kept off the fell today as yesterday it was reported "Police searching for a 72-year-old man reported missing from his home in Chester-le-Street have said this evening that a body has been found in woodland in the Waldridge Fell area". Many more dog-walkers than usual and a few more obvious sightseers were already arriving so I kept away.

Put the moth trap out last night and 27 moths of 10 species was the best haul for 3 weeks and including my first Merveille du Jour since 2006, a really fresh one.  

Merveille du Jour

There was also a nice Flounced Chestnut amongst the main occupants which were Red-green Carpet (8), Blair's Shoulder-knot(7),  Red-line Quaker(3) and Spruce Carpet(3).  So overall a rather nice catch.

That bit of sun yesterday must have woken a few things up as there were 5 species of butterfly in the garden yesterday too.

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