A record of wildlife in my garden and various trips to the Warwickshire countryside and occasionally further afield.
"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."
From "Auguries of Innocence"
by William Blake
Monday, 16 February 2015
First Garden Moth of 2015
I put the moth trap out for the first time this year on Saturday evening. Despite a dry night being forecast, it rained! and I was faced with a lot of soggy egg boxes next morning :( No moths in the trap but I did find my first garden moth of 2015 on a nearby house wall. Its also a new species for the garden.
(Sorry rubbish photo - the battery for the Olympus was charging up for a trip out later on Sunday so I used the bridge camera and, as you can see, I still haven't had the time to study the manual to find out how it actually works!).
Saturday, 14th February
Min Temp 4.7 degrees centigrade
15w Actinic Skinner Trap
Spring Usher (Agriopis leucophaearia) x 1 (NFY) (NFG)
Welcome to my blog. I have been interested in natural history from an early age and we have tried to create a garden attractive to wildlife. I also enjoy reading, photography, collecting fossils, visiting historic buildings and gardens and supporting Aston Villa. Please feel free to leave a comment and, if you would like to email me, my email address is ciraggedrobinsATgmail.com - remember to replace AT with @. Thank you for visiting.