The cloud cover stayed with us all night and as a consequence the temperature stayed reasonably warm so the garden trap here at Westcott, Bucks did quite well, bringing in more than 80 species again. However, Celypha striana, Udea prunalis, Udea ferrugalis, Large Twin-spot Carpet, Barred Straw & Miller were the only new arrivals.
During the daytime yesterday I followed up on the report by Mark Griffiths that last July there were lots of Foresters seen on Beacon Hill at Aston Rowant NNR, Oxon. I found two flying already and, from their size at least, they would appear to be Cistus Forester as expected. Dave Wilton
|Rosy Footman, Bernwood Forest 17th June|
|Orange Moth, Bernwood Forest 17th June|
|Presumed Cistus Forester, Aston Rowant 17th June|