Compared to Bernwood on Monday I had better results from three hours in woodland last night thanks to the temperature staying up roughly as forecast this time. The two MV traps at Finemere brought in 381 moths of 23 species but there was nothing unexpected with Water Carpet and Engrailed being the only species I hadn't already seen this year. Small Quaker was again the most abundant moth with 227 counted between the two lights. Lead-coloured Drab was just into double digits but again there was only the one Blossom Underwing and no sign yet of White-marked which I'd hoped might be out here by now.
|Water Carpet, Finemere Wood 30th March|
Dave Wilton Westcott, Bucks