Saturday, 17 February 2018

First moth of the year and bagworm map

This Spring Usher in Bankhouse wood ignored all the dry stone walls and lichen covered trees to roost on a painted iron bridge.

I cobbled together this map of the bagworm cases I found near to home in the last two years. All were on or near dry stone walls and at quite high altitude. They're often numerous when they do occur.
If anyone does find any other bagworm species I'd be grateful if they could forward me site details.


Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Lee Mount -6th February

At last - a moth. But what is it doing out in this weather ???!!
First moth of the year on the garage door first thing and still on the door at lunch-time despite the snow.
Dotted Border