Sunday, 21 November 2010

Bransdale, North Yorkshire




Spent a weekend in the remote valley of Bransdale (VC62) in the middle of the North Yorkshire Moors. On Friday there were plenty of moths on the wing soon after dark 20+ epirrita sp and the next night this very nice male 1933 Scarce Umber. Also found a peacock hibernating in outbuildings. I have also spent some time this last week or so looking for the females of flightless winter species but no luck here. Sorry to go off the Calderdale subject, Winston

4 comments:

AndyC said...

allways nice to hear from you winston wherever you are....

charlie streets said...

Hi Win, maybe the best way to find these females is to find a male and follow him - after all that's his mission in life!

Winston said...

hi Charlie, Andy, yes possibly the males are better than us males at this unless of course the females are just really scarce. and I seem to remember that Andy found his D. fagela (f) in this way? Win

brian leecy said...

Win,always nice to see Scarce Umber,maybe thats it we need to keep an eye on a male and wait and watch,especially if 1 or 2 males are around the same tree trunk base ! regards Bri.