Monday, 17 November 2014

Garden moth trap 16th Nov

Unfortunately the weather forecast was right and high winds and heavy rain started at 3 this morning.  I thought I was in for a nil return but I was surprised to find 2 female Feathered Thorns, an Angle Shades, a female Light Brown Apple Moth and my first November Moth agg. of the year.

November Moth agg.

5 comments:

  1. We were wishing the trap had gone out last night when we saw the weather this morning. No rain or wind!!
    Well done you for being brave. ;-)

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  2. ...and if you want the November moth aggs id'd then hand them over to Ina. Only males can be done, but then 90% coming to light are males fortunately. I also find these and Winters - just starting to appear here - prefer house lights rather than mv light, so it's always worth leaving your porch light on and checking it out. The other option, is donning a large raincoat and going in to the woods at night with a torch to net them flying or resting on tree trunks, and running the risk of being arrested...

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  3. Yes, you have to be careful down that way! I was once nearly apprehended for suspicious activities near Llangrannog when a house was burnt down by some friendly individual. I was actually keeping an eye on Scallop dredgers coming within the the 3 mile limit.

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  4. And there's also the 2 big cat sightings here this year. I'm not going into the woods at night! :)

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  5. We have enough problems with domestic moggies playing round the moth trap here....don't want any big ones 'attracted to light'. ;-)

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