Tuesday, 22 May 2012

May ups its game

...but only slightly.

Garden Carpet


After some great birding over the weekend, the weather appears to have made a turn for the better. Sunday night and the trap was out! With temperatures of 13 degrees for the daytime, and only dropping to 9 degrees throughout the night I thought that something wonderful would grace the trap.

Pale Mottled Willow

Shuttle-shaped Dart

Garden Carpet, Pale Mottled Willow, Campion and Twenty-plume Moth were all potted before departing for bed - and all new for the garden yearlist. I was excited to see what would be in the trap when I awoke!!

Sadly, the exitement was a little far-fetched and the only inhabitants of the trap were 2 x Shuttle-shaped Dart. But they too were new for the garden yearlist, and take pride of place among the 7 moths that came to please me. The other little fellow was Emmelina monodactyla.

This week is looking much warmer, albeit with clearer night skies, so hopefully the traps will definitely be out again soon (and much fuller too!)

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