The following website may be of interest, it has been set up by Pennine Prospects as a means for the public to report damaging activities on our moorlands (eg illegal off roading etc)
Sunday, 21 November 2010
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
Friday, 19 November 2010
Got about 3/4 of an hour in then heavens opened ! did find 5 Winter Moths and possibly 2 Northern Winter Moths which were larger with whitish hindwings pic included,as well as this either worn Scarce Umber or unseasonal Dotted Border ?although very worn the dots on fore and hindwing are prominent ! regards Bri.ps no females found but definately going to keep trying,tried from dusk,all were on birch trunks on the 1st couple of feet.
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Well what a fantastic year it was after the very cold start..Some realy great local records and well done to all those who have been out collecting records from all parts of calderdale. Must apologise for lack of posts recently but been unendated with the horrible four letter word...WORK...yuck.Also many thanks to all who have posted throughout the year on the blogg all post are important to keep us all up to date .If any one has any records for this year I would very much appreciate them..Cheers all....
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Friday, 12 November 2010
This 1938 Wills Cigarette card shows how the application of grease around the circumference of a tree can be used to trap the ascending flightless females.
A search on Ebay for "Moth trap" will show various products, at this time of year, that can be used for this purpose.
I am wondering if any of these could be adapted so that the moths are not harmed but merely slowed down enough to be photographed and then released............?
Posted by rusticus at 04:48