Thursday, 25 February 2021

Trench Wood 24th February

Last night's conditions seemed ideal for a woodland effort, so stowed a 15 watt actinic Skinner away for 6 hours. Roll call at 23:30 was 10 Yellow Horned, a March Moth and 3 Satellites,
all NFY. 2 Spring Ushers, 2 Small Brindled Beauty, 19 Chestnuts, 2 Pale B Beauty were nice back-up. The highlight was a fine Acleris logiana, only the 5th VC 35 record and well pleased to have now seen four out of the five of em!

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Warndon Garden 23rd February

Very windy all night here in Worcester but a decent Dark Chestnut was welcome and still annual here most Februaries. Only 1/1. 2 Hebrew Character, Common Quaker, Acleris ferrugana and an Ypsolopha ustella was a better count on 21st.

Monday, 22 February 2021

Warndon Wood Late Winter

Last night a battery 15watt Actinic Skinner in place by 18:10 at 9.5 degrees C under cloud. Later retrieved at 23:30 = 54 moths in total - 12 Chestnuts, 3 very green Pale Brindled Beauty, 8 Small Brindled Beauty, 12 Dotted Border and 19 Tortricodes alternella counted at 7 degrees at end.

Sunday, 21 February 2021

Bringsty Common February 20th

Winds originating from the Sahara at the moment, so a good opportunity to see what's out and about. However, here the wind was blowing a hooley up until midnight. This evening may be a better bet. 7 species recorded: March (1), Pale Brindled Beauty (1), Chestnut (2), Clouded Drab (1), Common Quaker (1), Tortricodes alternella (3) and my second ever garden Small Brindled Beauty. Peter Hall

Bringsty Common: Small Brindled Beauty

Bringsty Common: Pale Brindled Beauty


Thursday, 4 February 2021

Norchard, Worcs 2nd Feb

 The milder weather saw Dotted Border and March Moth new for year, and a selection of Spring Ushers.