WINE RACE 2016 .. MATTc380 .. TRENT 353 .. BEN 347 ...... Garden species:- Macros 357, Micros 365, Total 722

Sunday, 11 September 2011

10th Sept 2011... Garden Traps

Min overnight temp : 12.3 deg, windy, rain
Switched off the traps early and threw over the tarps but not before another year first was added.
                                           OAK HOOK-TIP

That's 396 species so far for 2011 after almost nightly intense trapping.
Had the same effort gone into it last year, when conditions during the summer months were generally much much better, I would be looking at 450 species.
2 x traps last night, Twin 20watt Blacklight fluorescent and Dual 15 watt Blacklight fluorescent/ 2 x 11 watt actinic PL's.
30+ Large Y. U,
6 x Lesser Y. U.
2 x B-b Y. U.
4 x Set. Heb. Character
1 x Light Emerald
1 x Rosy Rustic.......... pictured below

3 x Centre-barred Sallow (Where are the all the Sallows?)
2 x Copper Underwing
18 x Vine's Rustic
16 x Flounced Rustic
1 x Oak Hook-tip
7 x Pale Mottled Willow
4 x Turnip Moth
1 x Brimstone Moth
1 x Green Carpet
1 x Spectacle................Pictured below, camoflaged on rock

8 x Willow Beauty
2 x Garden Carpet
6 x Square-spot Rustic
2 x Nutmeg
2 x Shuttle-shaped Dart
1 x Flame-shoulder

"Korky" the cat. 6 months old.
Seen exiting the trap after searching for her favourite snack. Large Yellow Underwings.
This was a birthday present from my daughter Nikki back in June, she told me it was a 9 weeks old tom -cat.
I registered it as "Korky" with a local vet and when I took it to the surgery for its cat flu jabs, I asked the vet at what age should I bring him in to be neutered.
The vet gave me a quizzical look and said, "You can't, but you can bring HER in for spaying".
Embarrasing or what ! I didn't think of checking first.
Named after a male cat in the Dandy or Beano comic, (can't remember which, Dandy I think) dating back to the 1930's, she remains "Korky"


 Cheap, crude but effective rain guard until I fix a hinged perspex sheet on a wall/shed. Impractical unless you are present when rain begins to fall !

Checking Wikipedia, I find that Korky appeared in the first edition of The Dandy on 4th Dec 1937

I think it's time to get me coat and sign out !


  1. There's now't wrong with reminiscerin' Trent !
    I preferred The Beano over The Dandy, which had Billy Whizz - then there were the Numbskulls in The Beezer...
    Happy Days !

  2. Yep, I agree. The Beano was the best. Although I did go a little upmarket for a while with Dan Dare fighting the Mekons in The Eagle, but Dennis the Menace & co got my vote in the end... ooh I could choke on me Spangles !