Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Off the Mark............

A really good start to the New Year. Very mild all evening with very little wind, a rare thing indeed at this early stage. Friday night looks pretty good too, with night time temps set to hit 13°c!

Mottled Umber
A record count of 3 in one night, all to Actinic light.

Upper Caldecote Garden- 2 Traps- 05/01/15- 8 of 5 species.

1524  Emmelina monodactyla  1 NFY
1926  Pale Brindled Beauty (Phigalia pilosaria)  1 NFY
1935  Mottled Umber (Erannis defoliaria)  3 NFY
2258  Chestnut (Conistra vaccinii)  1 NFY
2259  Dark Chestnut (Conistra ligula)  2 NFY


  1. Nice catch buddy.
    Wine race is on again, all systems go!
    I have a bottle set a-side for you for when we hopefully catch up sometime this year.

    All the best.

  2. Yep, I also have a bottle earmarked. The finest Latvian red money can buy, a reserve no less. But judging by the start you have made I think I'd better order two bottles ... one in advance ... Bloody hell, another £2.49 down the shute !

  3. Do you really want another wine race, gentlemen? I'm worried about my liver!
    I think we can do another Home Wood night, if you're interested Ben? Maybe slightly earlier in the year than last year.
    £2.49 is a lot for you to spend on booze, Trent. That's more expensive than your usual meths.