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