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14.08.14 Apples & Moths

22 August 2014 | Posted in

We were invited back to the Ringmer Community Orchard to run another moth evening. We were not able to run a moth trap here last year - and I was amazed how much the orchard has grown since my last visit.

Unfortunately tonight's session coincided with some poor weather. However we just missed rain showers and managed to stay dry for the evening.

The weather meant the moths were not as plentiful tonight as in recent visits but we were still able to record Orange Swift, Straw Dot (c.10), Common Wainscot (3), Flame Shoulder (c.12), Brimstone Moth, Setaceous Hebrew Character, Common Wave, White Point, Clouded Border, Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Large Yellow Underwing (2), Common Rustic, Mother of Pearl,Crambus perlella, Celypha lacunana and Agriphila staminella.

We were also able to listen in on the pippistrelles with our bat detectors - and we converted one young naturalist into a bat-lover. His mother emailed to say "we had a great time. think we will have to try and get a bat detector for Fionn he loved being in charge of it!!!".

Thanks to everyone who attended and to Paul Harmes for help with the moth trapping.


  • Jenny Keen:

    28 Aug 2014 22:39:22

    Thank you Michael and Paul for a great moth watch! This was a first for me and I really enjoyed it. The moths that settle on my kitchen window of an evening have taken on a whole different meaning as I try to identify them.

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