Sunday, 8 June 2014

Turn that light out!!


Despite having run a trap since August 2013 at my partners house, we have received our first complaint this morning from one of her indirect neighbours. Given the length of time that has passed since the trap was first run, we find it hard to believe there is any substance to the complaint. Just wondered if anyone had any advice to offer?

Trap is being run in Littleborough and this has put a slight downer on what was our best nights mothing so far, we are determined that they won't spoil our enjoyment but want to be fair and responsible neighbours.

Thanks

11 comments:

AndyC said...

I aint been running my trap as often this year ,because I have a new neighbour , once a week at the most.But come September it will be on every night..: ))

ron said...

Why not try a blacklight you might find a surprise or if the worst comes to the worst can you not use some sort of shield to deflect the light away from your neighbour

Ron

AndyC said...

Or go actinic for a while....

Andrew Huyton said...

Hi Guys, thanks for the suggestions, I'll let you know how things pan out.

AndyC said...

Got any good moths this year,,,.>>??

Andrew Huyton said...

Poplar Hawkmoth was our first Hawkmoth and this last weekend we had Elephant and 2 Small Elephant being the stand out but loads of other equally impressive ones, 5 Buff Ermine and a White Ermine last weekend.

AndyC said...

Always nice to get hawkmoths.........

Andrew Huyton said...

Did also have a small yellow underwing on the moor at the top end of Whiteholme res on Sunday afternoon and lots of common heaths but no emperors

AndyC said...

I reckon Common heath are as common as LYUndewings abundant......Loads of very large Northern eggar cats on heather at the moment..

AndyC said...

Small yellow underwing or Beautiful yellow underwing..??? both are beauties,do you have an approx. grid ref,,i will add it data base..............bit late for small yellow and a tad early for beautiful....did you get a pic

AndyC said...

Went on Whiteholme drain today, and found 10 Beautiful Yellow Underwing (a first for me) feeding on thistle heads, I also found 2 Mother Shipton which was a surprise.A hay meadow species same as Small yellow underwing...!!