Friday, 24 April 2015

Westcott, Bucks

I tried an MV light here at Westcott last night for the first time this year and it produced fewer moths (19 individuals as opposed to 21) than the actinic the night before!  However, at least there were two new species for the 2015 garden list, Swallow Prominent and Knot Grass.   A Common Wasp Vespa vulgaris was also caught, one of several trapped recently and they do seem to have been very active in our garden already (wasps don't usually become a problem in the trap here until later in the year and then usually only at around dawn).  The weather for tonight looks quite promising, with the slim possibility of some migrant activity before things deteriorate again over the weekend.
Dave Wilton
Knot Grass, Westcott 23rd April

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