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Forum: Butterflies and Moths Today, 16:20
Replies: 51
Views: 825
Posted By Farnboro John
Buff Ermine last night.... Fourth date this year...

Buff Ermine last night.... Fourth date this year but singles only.

24 moths of 15 species, Dun Bar and Lesser Yellow Underwing NFY.

8 Heart and Darts carried off the numbers trophy yet again. Pale...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Yesterday, 21:35
Replies: 51
Views: 825
Posted By Farnboro John
No trap last night due to an early start for...

No trap last night due to an early start for Portland today: primarily a butterfly trip with Large Tortoiseshell as the main event but encounters with Hummingbird Hawk-moth and Scarlet Tiger made for...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 11th July 2020, 21:34
Replies: 27
Views: 614
Posted By Farnboro John
Oh, all right, not worth doing then. Forget...

Oh, all right, not worth doing then. Forget rewilding or conservation in general (unless its teeny tiny things we can have a lot of without anyone noticing), cos we'll only have to manage populations...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 11th July 2020, 20:23
Replies: 27
Views: 614
Posted By Farnboro John
Yeah, but what's one idiot between friends? How...

Yeah, but what's one idiot between friends? How many citizens do you lose on the roads each year? Darwin gets his way in the end.... :t:

John
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Saturday 11th July 2020, 12:30
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By Farnboro John
Looks like it to me! John

Looks like it to me!

John
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 11th July 2020, 09:17
Replies: 19
Views: 452
Posted By Farnboro John
I know its pointless telling you to take it easy,...

I know its pointless telling you to take it easy, but remember the words of the great Harry Callahan: "A good man always knows his limitations"!

Good luck and I look forward to reading about the...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 11th July 2020, 07:48
Replies: 51
Views: 825
Posted By Farnboro John
Trap back out last night but only 27 moths of 10...

Trap back out last night but only 27 moths of 10 species - nothing exciting apart from 3 Elephants (always nice.)
Seven Heart and Darts continued their domination of the numbers game, two Dark Arches...
Forum: Conservation Friday 10th July 2020, 21:57
Replies: 27
Views: 614
Posted By Farnboro John
Glad to hear it. Thank you John! :t: John

Glad to hear it. Thank you John! :t:

John
Forum: Conservation Friday 10th July 2020, 21:47
Replies: 27
Views: 614
Posted By Farnboro John
One difference is that nobody goes overboard to...

One difference is that nobody goes overboard to the media touting the use of farm animals as an "introduction" or ending the absence of animals from Britain. It's straightforward dishonesty when...
Forum: Conservation Friday 10th July 2020, 17:50
Replies: 27
Views: 614
Posted By Farnboro John
But we know the impact they will have. They are...

But we know the impact they will have. They are being put there because their effects on vegetation and landscape are already known (as are the effects of European Beavers). The media articles tell...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Friday 10th July 2020, 16:40
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By Farnboro John
When I retire and have more time, Paul. At the...

When I retire and have more time, Paul. At the moment its much better for me to just flick the egg boxes to get them to fly away. Macros only for now (though I do add the ones you all kindly sort out...
Forum: Conservation Friday 10th July 2020, 16:37
Replies: 27
Views: 614
Posted By Farnboro John
There are a lot more than four in the Scottish...

There are a lot more than four in the Scottish Wildlife Park at Kingussie but I wouldn't tick them either. Take the fences away and I'll think about it. I can't see what the fuss is about that...
Forum: Conservation Friday 10th July 2020, 16:31
Replies: 27
Views: 614
Posted By Farnboro John
This is not by any feat of imagination an...

This is not by any feat of imagination an introduction, any more than buying a new dog would "introduce" Canis familiaris to Houseman Road, Farnborough. It's putting a small number of funny-shaped...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 8th July 2020, 15:44
Replies: 986
Views: 151,185
Posted By Farnboro John
Is the mess all over it the cleanser or was it...

Is the mess all over it the cleanser or was it really that filthy? :eek!:

John
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Tuesday 7th July 2020, 19:59
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By Farnboro John
Does seem to fit pretty well. Thank you James! I...

Does seem to fit pretty well. Thank you James!

I assume that is a micro? It's a jolly big one.

Cheers

John
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Tuesday 7th July 2020, 19:16
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By Farnboro John
Unidentified, Farnborough

I dunno what this is. I can't make it remotely fit anything in Waring so I'm inclined to think its a big micro. I'm probably wrong.

Help, please, anyway! :-O

Cheers

John
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 7th July 2020, 18:31
Replies: 51
Views: 825
Posted By Farnboro John
Quiet night last night for me despite promising...

Quiet night last night for me despite promising conditions, probably because I only found out I hadn't put the covers on the trap as I was heading for bed at 0030! Better late than never....

The...
Forum: Conservation Sunday 5th July 2020, 07:05
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By Farnboro John
No. The root of human destruction of biodiversity...

No. The root of human destruction of biodiversity is human over-population and major influences on that are the strange desires of people to have descendants when they are not going to inherit vast...
Forum: Mammals Friday 3rd July 2020, 17:45
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By Farnboro John
To me the head shape says Beaver. Coypu has more...

To me the head shape says Beaver. Coypu has more of a square head. When swimming the amount of body they show is quite variable depending on what they are doing, how they are feeling and what age...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 2nd July 2020, 20:21
Replies: 51
Views: 825
Posted By Farnboro John
Should keep you occupied then.... 3:-) John

Should keep you occupied then.... 3:-)

John
Forum: Lists Thursday 2nd July 2020, 20:20
Replies: 93
Views: 5,603
Posted By Farnboro John
Yes, I saw that (and it's not hijacking). But are...

Yes, I saw that (and it's not hijacking). But are they fenced in? I have a feeling a lot of the estate beavers are. I'll believe the government is on their side when they stop talking about projects...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 2nd July 2020, 16:30
Replies: 51
Views: 825
Posted By Farnboro John
Well, given that as a hobbyist I'm not going to...

Well, given that as a hobbyist I'm not going to kill and cut up moths, I'll just go with that tendency at some point. The more so since I don't submit records so won't pollute anyone's database. I'm...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 1st July 2020, 21:47
Replies: 28
Views: 821
Posted By Farnboro John
The one I saw come in off the sea was at wavetop...

The one I saw come in off the sea was at wavetop height. But that was daylight, so there may have been intent to sneak through low down and unseen by any passing falcons. It was moving at some...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 1st July 2020, 20:50
Replies: 51
Views: 825
Posted By Farnboro John
Depends how you define help.... ;) Seriously,...

Depends how you define help.... ;)

Seriously, thanks. Small as it was, Common Rustic agg and I'll wait for a black one. :t:

John
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 1st July 2020, 19:31
Replies: 51
Views: 825
Posted By Farnboro John
While I recognise the advantages of uniformity...

While I recognise the advantages of uniformity for official recording I'm going to stick with revealing Moths after they've been revealed to me, which happens in the morning. So to avoid at least...
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