We have a swarm of Semaphore Flies on our small garden pond at the moment so I feel inclined stop to mothing, just in case it's not helping. The pond seems in good heath with clear water and newts/frogs/damselflies, but I feel for the neighbours with so many flies. Anyone else had this problem?
For the first time this year my little trap contained a load of moths:
Vines Rustic, 5
Pale Mottled Willow, 6
Shuttle-shaped Dart, 3
Heart and Dart
Willow Beauty, 2
Knot Grass (I think)
Freyer's Pug (I think)...
I think Oak-tree Pug, not sure yet. Then just my usuals in last couple of days - Shuttle-shaped Dart, S. Hebrew Character, Vines Rustic, Pale-Mottled Willow, Common Pug and those little micros - Tachystola I think.
Despite the rain last night there were a few in the trap this morning including Brimstone, Pale Mottled Willow, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Common Pug?, Garden Carpet and initially I thought the dreaded Marbled Minors agg. were back, but then thought perhaps Nut-tree Tussock? Any advice appreciated and...
Small trap in North London, with lots of light pollution, and inexperienced operator. I'm sure I'll only get a fraction of the typical catch but five moths last night, Shuttle-shaped Dart and 4 Pale Mottled Willow?
My work colleagues returned with phone pictures of an apparently poorly Otter today at the Tear Drop Lakes in Milton Keynes. They called the RSPCA so hopefully it would have been treated. A fisherman was also looking out for it. Interesting for us that they apparently so local. There have been...
Two years ago we found High Brown Fritillary at Holme Stinted Pastures - just enter this into Google for more details. The site is a few miles from Arnside and Gait Barrows. Simply follow the main path checking the thistles and brambles and the best area was only a few hundred yards form the...
That reminds me, I noticed an apparently fully white rabbit at the side of the road the other day. Not something you see every day, and I'll look out for him again. (I'm also expected to travel to work as usual but there you go, still got a job I suppose). Stay safe guys
Brilliant Mike, thank-you very much. Carrin (wife) is already looking up hotels and thinks end of June before the school holidays. Let us know if yourself (or anyone else) for that matter wants to meet up. First check on flights from Stansted shows about £100 return