|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.
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.