It was a clear night in the orchard tonight - not ideal for moths (I could have done with more clouds and a bit of drizzle) but certainly ideal for people. It was a warm evening and, before the sun set, we had the chance to explore the orchard which has really developed into a lovely site since this project started. A moth trap was set up and we gathered around and waited for the moths to arrive - it was a slow night but there was still plenty to see. There's a full list of the moths recorded below but the highlights for many people were the intricately marked black arches and the shining, metallic marked gold spot.
Large Yellow Underwing
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing