Thursday 21 February 2013

Winter GMS

I've been taking part in the Winter Garden Moth Scheme for four years and without a doubt, despite the weather being generally better this winter than the previous two, this has been the worst for moths. For those that don't take part, the Winter GMS takes place over 16 weeks (November to March) and the trap is run every week, preferably Fridays, regardless of the weather.

Year             Nil Catch       Species Total       Moths Total  
2009-10             9                      23                       32
2010-11            10                     31                       41
2011-12             9                      15                       28
2012-13            12                     12                       12

No doubt the previous two hard winters have more than a little to do with the low catches this winter.

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