Moths: May 2024

Sunday 19th A small drop in the minimum, to 11.7°C brought about a large drop in number of moths to 54 of 29 species. Maybe the cloud cleared to allow the moon to take over. Common Wainscot, Yellow Belle and Straw Dot all started for the year. There were only a few caddis lies and no ichneumon wasps so general…

Moths: April 2024

Tuesday 30th Overnight cloud meant the temperature did not drop below 8.6°C. The catch continued to improve to 26 moths of 16 species. Shuttle-shaped Dart and Bright-line Brown-eye were new for the year. There was another hint of migration in the form of a single Diamond-back. Monday 29th Another clear fairly calm, night allowed the temperature down to 4.2°C. As…

Moths: March 2024

Our Moth Nights for this year have just been announced. They will be held on Saturdays June 8th, July 6th, August 10th (all at 18:30), September 7th, and October 5th (both at 16:00). Come along and bring family and friends and see and learn about Moths up close. You can even stay the night and book into our accommodation. Sunday 31st Overcast…

Moths: February 2024

Our Moth Nights for this year have just been announced. They will be held on Saturdays June 8th, July 6th, August 10th (all at 18:30), September 7th, and October 5th (both at 16:00). Come along and bring family and friends and see and learn about Moths up close. You can even stay the night and book into our accommodation. Tuesday 27th Our…

Moths: January 2024

Our Moth Nights for this year have just been announced. They will be held on Saturdays June 8th, July 6th, August 10th (all at 18:30), September 7th, and October 5th (both at 16:00). Come along and bring family and friends and see and learn about Moths up close. You can even stay the night and book into our accommodation. Saturday 6th A…

Moths: December 2023

We are still looking for a volunteer to offer to take up the Treasurers post. The current incumbent is moving out of the area but has prepared plenty of information for any body who can help. Tuesday 26th The night time weather is mostly unsuitable still but if you can find a sheltered spot There are good numbers of Winter…

Moths: November 2023

Wednesday 22nd Another fairly mild night with a minimum of 5.7°C and a dropping breeze. There were five moths. A resident Dark Chestnut, Red-green Carpet and Crocidosema plebjana plus migrant related Diamondback and Rusty-dot Pearl. Tuesday 21st It remains mild but nights when it is not wet and/or windy are few and far between. Last night was forecast to have…

Moths: October 2023

Can you help? Every charity relies on its volunteers and we are no different. Our Treasurer is moving away from the area and so will be stepping down. We need a new treasurer. Bo has prepared a small manual to describe what is done and how it is done if this will help. Please contact treasurer@sbbot.org.uk if you think you…

Moths: September 2023

Saturday 30th Last night started clear and breezy allowing the temperature to drop to 8.4°C. This, combined with a bright full moon, dropped the catch to 41 moths of 19 species. Red-green Carpet, outside the trap, was new for the autumn. There are still Hummingbird Hawk-moths around. Friday 29th It was cloudy overnight, which is just as well as the…

Moths: August 2023

Thursday 31st I am guessing the cloud cleared during the night and the big moon then affected the catch. The temperature fell below 10 to 9.3°C as well. There were only 70 moths of 26 species, none of which were migrants. Clay Triple-lines was new for the year. The night was saved by a visitors trap which caught our second…