A site dedicated to a homemade garden Moth Trap and the amazing contents found within. My interest was sparked in 2009 by my then 4 year old son, Louie. He and his sister Keely help me in the mornings, photographing and releasing the contents of this Bedfordshire trap. I hope you enjoy the Blog!
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Night of the poisoned Dart 06/05
The best night so far as the 'Spanish Plume' continues. It may be a bit windy, but the hot, humid air is ideal for moths. Temperatures hovered around 15°C all night as the moths kept rolling in. Unfortunately due to early morning birding commitments, I can't patrol all night- like unemployed people can. So it's down to getting up earlier than the Robins and counting whats in the traps. There was also a Brucey Bonus this morning as a Whimbrel flew North over the garden- only my second record in 10 years.......
Shuttle-shaped Dart (deceased)
I know we're all getting sick of 'em- but I don't think it deserves this! Better than getting eaten by a Robin I suppose......
Hooray! This is new for the garden. I have struggled with these type species. I have still only had one Campion to date too.
Quite rare these days- so good to see, even if he's missing one antenna.