Thursday, 24 February 2011

A few more

I checked the trap again first thing, there were a few more moths present. The temperature hadn't dropped below 8C all night - So overall, a total of 9 moths of 4 species.

March Moth (Alsophila aescularia) 6
Dotted Border (Agriopis marginaria) 1
Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 1
The Satellite (Eupsilia transversa) 1

Hebrew Character - first of the year

Late Feb and 9 moths not bad at all. In six to eight weeks time it could ideal conditions, 12C and an empty trap. Light cannot compete when the willows in flower so I'm determined to do a lot more dusking this spring.

3 Grey Lag Geese flew over heading NE from/to I know not where.
A few more flowers are beginning to show with Common Chickweed,  Common Mouse-ear and Common Daisy all in flower as garden weeds as I passed by.

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