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.
Our first March Moth of the year was on the lights on the Observatory building.
Not quite as mild but still a few macros ventured out. There were 17 moths - ten Hebrew Characters, five Common Quakers, a Red Chestnut, and new for the year a Mottled Umber.
Many of the nights have been wet and/or windy however last night was mild and overcast with a minimum of 11.2°C. This resulted in a good catch of 22 moths at Sandown Road. This was made up from 13 Hebrew Characters, three Common Quakers, two Light Brown Apple Moths and singles of Red Chestnut, Early Grey, Agonopterix alstroemeriana and Common Plume.
A Pale Brindled Beauty on the windows of the Observatory was new.
Our first moth trap of the year brought Satellite, Clouded Drab, and Dark Chestnut, all unsurprisingly new for the year.