Despite February's long period with cold nights the garden has so far produced 17 adult moth species (4 micros, 13 macros), a significant improvement over last year's end-of-February total of 11 (2 micros, 9 macros). To date, this year the totals are identical to those of 2011 when I got my best ever garden result for the first quarter of the year (11 micros, 26 macros by the end of March). With moths appearing ever earlier, it will be interesting to see how things turn out for 2016.
|Early Grey, Westcott 29th February|
|Small Quaker, Westcott 29th February|