The winter is a quiet time for moths but think of it as a perfect time for planning your year. Sandwich Bay is rapidly cementing itself as one of the UK’s premier sites for moth trapping with over 1,200 species recorded and more BAP species than anywhere else. Particularly notable are RDB3 species such as Bright Wave and Restharrow with almost their entire UK distribution centered right here. So why not plan a visit to us this year and see some great moths for yourself? Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about accommodation and more.
The beautiful, warm, days tempted me to dig the trap out. However a clear night saw the temperature drop to -1.2°C and the trap was covered in frost. Two moths did make it onto the outside of the trap, an Early Moth and a Dotted Border.
Our second moth species of the year creeping onto the list concerns a Dark Chestnut rescued from a spider’s web in the hide at Restharrow Scrape.