Saturday, 15 August 2009

Arlesey Nature Reserve

First trapping away from the garden since getting back off hols and a few nice mothts were caught.

Some are probably common but having not caught them before it's always exciting:

Large yellow underwing:Old lady (we caught 7):Poplar hawkmoth (seem to be fairly common here):Pebble hooktip:Green Carpet:
Setaceous Hebrew Character:Willow Beauty:Beautiful China mark:I think this is a caddis fly of some sort but it was most interesting and we caught loads of them:
Also in the trap there was a rosel's bush cricket.

And finally proof that persistence is paying off as Lauren is starting to take an interest in wildlife: That's a common wainscot on her nose by the way!

All the best,


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