Well with no light trap put on all month, I have headed for the local wood each evening with nowt but a torch and net......with it being a mild February it has been great so far
Dotted Border 45 (inc 2 females and 5 melanic types)
March Moth 3
Spring Usher 1
Pale brindled Beauty 1
Agonoptrix heracliana 5
In the local tunnel there have been up to 25 Heralds and 5 Peacock Butterflies hibernating and around the house and garage 3/4 White Shouldered House Moth.
Monday, 24 February 2014
Thursday, 20 February 2014
With the recent mild spell ,I've been having a quick walk in the local wood at dusk and the first half hour of darkness its a mix of Oak and Beech with a few Sycamore , one of two Elms, also lots of hawthorn and Elderberry trees round the edges. There have been lots of Dotted Borders of various forms and I found my first female on Beech tonight about 7 foot off the ground. The males are easy to find flying around or on the fop of a prominent twig. Chestnut and Spring Usher were found on the larger Oaks and Agonoptix heracliana can be found along the Hawthorn hedges,1 melanic Pale - Brindled Beauty was found freshly emerged about 2 foot off the ground on Beech.
Wednesday, 5 February 2014
I had my earliest butterfly ever yesterday with a Peacock sunning itself on the allotment - and it wasn't even that warm. Also had my fourth Skircoat record of Red Sword-grass on Jan.22nd resting openly on a dry stone wall, as they all have been.
Roll on spring :-)