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

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

11th Oct 2011....The Dark side

Min overnight temp, 13 deg, Breezy, Bright full moon.
The last few days have been too windy, although I have put the traps on.
The theory being that now we have strong westerlies, it may blow some of those immigrants from the west back to the eastern side of the country.
A flimsy theory maybe, but last night I was rewarded with a year first Dark Sword-grass, so who knows ? Maybe a Vestal or Flame Brocade would be nice!

For the past 3 nights, the low catch has seen mainly, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Pale Mottled Willow, Blair's Shoulder-knot and Black Rustic.
Large and Lesser Yellow Underwings are still around, but gradually getting fewer and Angle Shades have appeared regularly.
Micros are few and far between, Light Brown Apple Moth and Emmelina monodactyla with the occasional Wax Moth and Gold Triangle.
Garden Tally for 2011 :-
425 species...243 macro, 182 micro

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