Tuesday 27 April 2021

A better night

 Hopefully the nights are getting warmer. We had a slightly better catch last night with 38 moths of 17 species. Firsts for us this year were Spruce Carpet, Brown Silver-line, Dark Sword-grass and Small Phoenix.

Tony & Ina

Wednesday 21 April 2021

Rhos Glendenys/ Nebo/ Cross Inn 20 April

Amongst last night's moths were 14 Brindled Beauty - don't remember getting that many before....

Monday 19 April 2021

Llanarth garden

 Although a chilly night there were 69 moths of 12 species trapped in the garden.

New for year :-

Powdered Quaker


Friday 9 April 2021

Frosted not so green

 My wood near cardigan supplied 3 new moths for the site this year: Red Green Carpet and Frosted Green neither of which were green and a Water Carpet.  The second FG was living up to its name and then, to demonstrate, jumped off to pose on a suitable bit of camouflage...what a smart moth!

Water Carpet was also nice and fresh.
There are some big old oaks in the wood so I have high expectations for the future!

Sunday 4 April 2021

Orange Underwings at Cors Fochno

On Friday 3rd at about 16:00 we found three Orange Underwings at Cors Fochno - quite good flight views but they always seem to vanish into the trees and we could never find one perched. We also looked for them that morning on the boggy area at Ynys Hir where there are loads of birches (though they are tryring to kill them I think!) but there was no sign at all. (Mind you it was a lot colder in the morning).

Saturday 3 April 2021


22 Moths and 10 species on the last night of March. Just the usual suspects including this nicely marked Engrailed