Friday, 1 March 2013

March is in

Wow, the last day of February was warmish with a promise of 3° overnight and so the trap went on for the first time since ....

It was nice to find a dozen moths in the trap this morning and a new species for the garden, appropriately a March Moth - although it will be recorded (by convention) as the night the trap was put on, ie 28th February. Moths in the trap were Pale Brindled Beauty, Chestnut, Satellite, Dotted Border, Tortricoides alternella and 2 March Moths.

It is interesting that the moths have been hatching out in spite of the series of cold days and nights that we have had recently

March Moth

And the forecast is for some warmer days (and nights) next week and perhaps the start of the Spring moths.

No comments:

Post a Comment