Thursday, 16 April 2015

Getting started

Hello everyone!  I've been slow to start this year because of the unexpectedly heavy (albeit highly enjoyable) demands of grandparenting plus the faff of getting a new bulb for the trap. Rich rewards for its debut last night, though, with seven Brindled Beauties, two Nut-tree Tussocks, five Hebrew Characters and a lovely Powdered Quaker. There were also a dozen more which include Common Quakers and Clouded Drabs but possibly others in that confusing (to me) range of small brown/grey moths. I am hard at work with the Moth Bible and Hants Moths Flying Tonight.

Great to read of Steve and Martin's Emperor hatchings. My cocoons currently doze on.

Martin Wainwright, Thrupp, Oxon

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back from hibernation, Martin. Seven Brindled Beauties is being a bit greedy, isn't it?! I haven't had one of these lovely moths in the garden yet this year but have seen half a dozen at other sites. Its appearance (usually around midnight) is a sign that I should be packing up!


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