18th December

Only seven mothing days to Xmas and for once the weather girl  got it right – a gentle WSW breeze, a minimum overnight temperature of 11.8°C and no rain.  The MV trap in the car-park attracted only five moths of four species, however three were new for the year; a couple of super-furry December Moths, a Winter Moth (usually found on the Obs windows) and a Mottled Umber.  Dear old Badger must have been smiling down on us as this brings the year’s already record-breaking ‘macro’ total to an impressive 389.