23 June 2012
Garden MothingWith a major pre-lawn laying weeding session planned for the weekend (never remove the old lawn and leave it for two months, particularly though a drought like the one we've just experienced - hosepipe ban indeed) I ran the moth trap on Friday night. I wasn't expecting much as it was quite windy, but caught 25 moths of 17 species, including two spectacular Lime Hawk Moths that were sat on a Rosemary plant outside the trap (my first ever of this relatively common species). A Treble Brown Spot was possibly the best, though still a couple to identify. Otherwise a Blackcap sang throughout the weekend, a Chiffchaff joined in briefly, and several House Martins suggested local breeding. It remained windy and occasionally wet throughout, but we got 3/4 of the garden de-weeded. Many thanks to my parents for their help - it would have taken me weeks on my own.
|Birds Wing (one of my favorites)|
|Treble Brown Spot|