The Garden Moth Scheme recommenced this weekend. This Scheme began in 2003 in the West Midlands Region and then expanded to a national project in 2007. The aim is to count the number of common moths in your moth trap for one night every week between March to November. Moths are excellent indicators of the environmental health of our towns and cities. The purpose of the Scheme is to try and find out what is happening to our Garden Moths especially as many of our more common species are declining in Britain. Taking part gives a focus to my moth trapping and its good to know you are contributing to our knowledge of moths.
GMS Week 1 Friday 1st March
Minimum Temperature 1.9 degrees centigrade
I trapped again on Saturday night but the temperature was even lower minus 3.2 degrees centigrade and again no moths!
Hopefully as March progresses and temperatures become milder moths will start turning up!
There is a link below to the Garden Moth Scheme in case any one is interested in finding out more or joining. (Apologies in advance if the link doesn't work - if this is the case please just copy and paste)
Edit Sorry not only has the link not worked - it hasn't even appeared on the posting!
So here's the website
Mount Stewart Garden Flowrers in November
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