Saturday 13 July 2013

Bryn Bras trapping

As part of our obligation to trap local National Trust properties in Ceredigion 4 traps were set on the upland site at Bryn Bras close to Devil's Bridge; two were on a small piece of bilberry and heather moor at 372m and two at the lower farmyard sheep pastures.
Even at 05:30am, with the sun just touching the hilltop, moths were active in the traps so an accurate count was difficult and especially so later on as the temperature rose to the mid 20's and beyond!
It was exciting to see some of the heather and bilberry specialists and although the number of species cannot compare to trapping in the benign countryside of England* we were pleased with the haul.
*(Dave G did you say 130sp In central Stoke?!)

Clouded Buff
Galium Carpet
Northern Rustic
Smoky Wave
Scarce Silver Y 

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