|The air pressure over the last few days|
This morning there were 43 moths of 27 species and no less than 11 were new for the year, including at last a few micros.
The micros included Epinotia rubiginosana, Argyresthia trifasciata and two Coleophora albicosta, plus other new ones for the year, a Peppered moth,
Freyer's Pug, several Green Carpet,
Common Wave, Least Black Arches, Rustic Shoulder-knot,
and two good ones for the garden, Seraphim and Welsh Wave.
|Seraphim - a good 'un, the other good 'un did a runner before I took his photo|
A good night's catch all round.
I don't know if some water somewhere had just been disturbed but a pair of Mallard and a flock of 30+ Canada Geese flew over as I was checking the trap.
More flowers are beginning to appear and at least I saw some new ones, despite the weather - False Oat-grass, Trailing Bellflower, Broad-leaved Willowherb both Common and Common Ramping-fumatories, Cleavers (aka Goosegrass), Oxeye Daisy, Weld, Common Sorrel, Curled Dock, Elder, Feverfew, Goat's-beard and Bread Wheat.
Flowering plants - 219
Birds - 104
Butterflies - 13
Moths - 79