Saturday 20 February 2016

WGMS Cwmbach

Wet to begin with, and windy for most of it, but it was a relatively mild night (7.30 C), so I wasn't too surprised to see a Pale Brindled Beauty sitting on the vanes of the trap, this morning. I also wouldn't have been surprised if that was the one and only moth for the night. Inside the trap, however, were a Dotted Border and a tattered Chestnut.
Three moths; what a treat, but unfortunately, the blustery wind made photographing them impossible, so no pretty pics, I'm afraid.

Early moth on the cafe wall at Parc slip on 18 Feb.

Thursday 18 February 2016

Parc Slip and elsewhere

Just the one moth in the trap yesterday morning - a chestnut - but nice to see a couple of butterflies on the wing in the sunshine today - a comma and a red admiral around Pentyrch/Morganstown.

Saturday 13 February 2016

WGMS Creigiau

Found a Hebrew Character in a very wet egg box this morning. This is a bit earlier than in previous years ... but only by a couple of weeks.

Only other thing in the box was a caddisfly.

Hebrew Character

Saturday 6 February 2016

A Brace of Moths for WGMS

Friday night, so despite the wind and rain, the trap was run for the winter GMS, but although it was wet and windy when I went to bed and the same when I got up, it must have cleared at some point overnight, because the temperature dropped to 2.40 C.
I wasn't expecting anything other than a few flies in there, this morning, but lo and behold, there was an Early Moth and a Chestnut. It just goes to show.

Friday 5 February 2016

Parc Slip

Finally a moth (2 even) in the trap this morning - one Mottled Umber and one Agonopterix umbellana (only the second recorded here)