Thursday, 25 December 2008

Merry Xmas

A very happy and enjoyable Christmas and happy and healthy 2009 to all from Paul & Sue in North Wales.

Monday, 22 December 2008

Winter Moths

Had a Winter Moth by the outside light last night and also 1 Chestnut &1 Satellite at sugar and 1 Light Brown apple moth this evening.Just like to say thanks to everyone who has posted on this site over the year and I hope you all have a good holiday and a great new year(lets hope its a warm spring and hot summer):)
Brian leesey recorded,2 Satellites,1 Red Green Carpet and 1 Ypsolopha ustella,

Friday, 19 December 2008

Caterpilla for id.?


Chris found this caterpillar down at Cromwell Bottom earlier today, any idea what it might be.

Cheers
Chris

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

December Moth

Anyone recorded this in Calderdale yet ? I never recorded it in Calderdale despite living and looking in what appeared to be the perfect habitat, yet here in Edern I see it regularly at light around the caravan despite the habitat seeming to be less likely to hold a population.

I assume from the lack of posts in recent times Calderdale is in its usual South Pennines " grey grot" time of year weather wise and nothing much is around ? We still get the odd Hoverfly and Bumblebee around on sunny days and moths are around most mild nights but we are also hoping for a good start to the new year with some more settled warmer weather and a much improved summer in 2009.

Free Book

Hi all
I hav just found a copy of The Flora of the Parish of Halifax by Frank Murgatroyd of the Halifax Sci Soc. This list the locations of many plant species in Calderdale so is useful for finding food plants. First come first served can have the copy free of charge, I just need a postal address.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

BBc i- player

http://www.bbc. co.uk/iplayer/ episode/b00fy3yk /Natures_ Top_40_Episode_ 2/

Brookfoot Moths


Cresent

Green Silver lines

Beautiful China Mark
A few from Brighouse this year,Thanks to Mike and Kath

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Quiz


Any one like to take a guess at this one.Taken at light Brookfoot Brighouse 3rd July 2008.

Monday, 1 December 2008

RE.Dart species 13 August 2008(NCD)

Hi all,I've just completed my first Gen Det on the Dart species found by Nick Dawtry on the 8th August this year.Its not easy with five thumbs on each hand and two small pins,caustic soda and a micro wave to get used to.But with a good deal of patience I have identified it as a Whie -line Dart Euxoa tritici.an excellent find