Category: Moth Trapping

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Bees and Moths

Saturday morning was a lovely affair. Pretty chilly mind you with the temperature dropping overnight to 10ºC but the morning skies were huge with wispy clouds first thing. We’d put the moth trap out so once Morgan was up we had a quick look through the catch. There was nothing unusual but we haven’t had...

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Mothing again

After our Barbecue on Monday night I decided to put the moth trap out – probably for the first time this year. Here’s the haul: Poplar Kitten x1 Small Wainscot x3 Small Square Spot x4 Common Wainscot x 7 Large Yellow Underwing x 7 Dark Arches x 11 Flame Shoulder x 3 Single-dotted Wave x...

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Pink-barred Sallow

We put the moth trap out the other night. There wasn’t a huge number of moths in it by the morning but there was a new garden record for us in the form of a Pink-barred Sallow. Elsewhere in the moth trap were: 3x Large Yellow Underwing 6x Setaceous Hebrew Character 6x Small Square Spot...

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Masses of Moths

Loads of moths in the moth trap last night: 1x Ruby Tiger 2x July Highflyer 2x Heart and Dart 1x Crescent Dart 6x Shuttle-shaped Dart 3x Common Footman 1x Rustic 1x Drinker 1x Scalloped Oak 1x Elephant Hawkmoth 6x Dingy Footman 4x Oligia sp. 2x Single-dotted Wave 1x Antler Moth 2x Shore Wainscot 1x True...

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Last Night’s Moths

The weather is nice at the moment so after a nice geocache walk with first the beavers and Cubs, and then the Scouts last night we put the moth trap out. We aren’t getting huge number of moths at the moment, but I have a feeling that the bulb in the trap could do with...

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Building a Bee Hotel

I’m not really sure what brought it on but late on Sunday afternoon I suddenly had the urge to build a bee hotel. We’d already inspected our honey bees during which Moirgan was stung by one, but I persuaded him to come out into the garden again to help. It had warmed up a little now,...

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Spring Moths

It’s been ages since we put the moth trap out. The last time was back in August last year. Terrible I know, but the weather hasn’t been kind and we’ve been busy so finding an evening where it wasn’t going to rain and when Morgan and I would hjave time to go through the trap...

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Moths and Fireworks

We put the moth trap out last night and then had a nice surprise as there were fireworks at the caravan park so we stood in the garden watching the fireworks whilst moths flew around the trap and bats swooped by to eat them. It was a lovely evening out there, if a little chilly now, although temperatures...

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Glamping in the Garden

We have visitors coming this weekend – Well, actually they are arriving Sunday night for a couple of days. It’s my Sister Trudi, her boyfriend Mike and he children Kia an Shaun. As we only live in a small(ish) bungalow we don’t have huge amounts of room for them, mainly because one of our bedrooms...

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Day 20 of Summer – Rain at last!

Well, I think yesterday was Day 20 of Summer – And what a summer it has been. They had been promising rain for a few days though and we did finally get some. The weather during the day was lovely once again. My early morning run at 7am was done under clear blue skies and...

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