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March 14th

Although it started cloudy the sky cleared and the temperature dropped to 0.5°C. The car park trap held eleven moths and the actinic trap in the Elms had another four but they were all the usual suspects.

March 12th

5.9°C last night but the trap was quieter. Thirteen moths of which Satellite was new for the year.

March 11th

Although the temperature dipped to 5.4°C the generally mild feel meant it was the best night so far. There were 24 moths of nine species. Hebrew Character led the way with seven. Chestnut, Clouded Drab, Oak beauty, E. postvitana and four Agonopterix alstroemeriana were all new for the year.

Oak Beauty. 11/3/2018. I Hunter

Oak Beauty. 11/3/2018. I Hunter

March 10th

Although the temperature did not drop below 7°C it was a wet night to start with and only one moth made it to the trap- a Hebrew Character.

March 9th

The slow improvement since the weather relented continued with our first Common Quaker of the year in an actinic in the car park. From little acorns ……….

March 6th

The slight warming tempted the trap out and three moths were caught. One each of March Moth, Hebrew Character and Dotted Chestnut.

Dotted Chestnut. 6/3/2018 I Hunter

Dotted Chestnut. 6/3/2018 I Hunter