Friday, 30 October 2009

Moth Tunnel pt 2


Cometh the hour… Cometh the man, oh yes and the woman… well to be honest my 9 year old daughter, Maisy. We had a spare 3 hours today so launched a small craft from near my mooring and snaked our way towards Fallingroyd tunnel to see if the moths we saw a few days ago, were 1) Still in residence and if so 2) What they were. Both of us tried rowing the small boat and both ended up going round in circles! So Maisy took over and we were soon in the tunnel scanning the corrugated matt black roof for the moths with a powerful torch. 4 moths were found in the darkest section of the tunnel, all (as suspected) 2469The Herald Scoliopteryx libatrix. Operation ‘moth tunnel’ was a success due mainly to captain Maisy! We had a dodgy moment when another boat came the other way and was bearing down on us! With this emergency over we managed to collect one of the heralds and take a photo (see above) once safely back on shore as it warmed up for take off.


Win and Maisy

5 comments:

Derek Parkinson said...

Well done both of you! That sounds like an intrepid adventure.

AndyC said...

Well done to you both,this is the biggest count locally the previous was 3 at sugar in Todmorden,best go and find some more tunnels to search.............

AndyC said...

Feathered thorn,Blairs Sh Knot,Yellow Line quaker and 3 Light brown apple moths in a wet trap this morning.

brian leecy said...

nice work you two,and if anyone has any out buildings etc they know of, whats relatively undisturbed they are well worth checking out.

Winston said...

Hi Guys

Thanks for the comments, it was indeed a great mothing adventure!

Alceris sparsana disturbed by the neighbours dog today.

Win and Maisy