Don't know why this has started happening as I am "the last of the good old fashioned steam powered trains" (line from a Kinks song) and the first of the National Health (R.I.P.) babies, computers are not really my bag man.
A sudden wave of nostalgia and regret has swept over me ....
Below, the humble Farthing ...
.... this Farthing was minted in my birth year, notice the quality, and also notice the design.
Much better than todays complicated whirls and swirls that you need to "google" to find out what they represent.
A simple Wren, tasteful and instantly recognisable AND no need to pay some arty farty designer thousands of (taxpayers) pounds for some obscure artistic regional representation.
Design and quality of todays coins are sadly lacking.
Speaking of quality ....
Below, David Mannings' bicycle, still in pristine condition ...
Anyway, back to the moths
A late 2nd generation Least Carpet turned up on the trap, the second one recorded this autumn.
Mallow and Barred Sallow may have been a return visit of the moths recorded the previous evening.
|1699 ... Least Carpet|
Pale Mottled Willow numbers hit an all-time high last night with 28 in one trap
|2389 ... Pale Mottled Willow|
Sallows brighten up the autumn trap
|2272 ... Barred Sallow|
Very warm with showers, min temp.. 14.2 deg C
Mallow x 2
|1168 ... Gypsonoma sociana|
|1834 ... Common Pug ... Epithecia vulgata|
Willow Beauty x 2
Emmelina monodactyla x 2
Angle Shades x 4
Large Yellow Underwing x 18
Lesser Yellow Underwing x 13
Setaceous Hebrew Character x 23
Pale Mottled Willow x 8
Last of the Steam Powered Trains... The Kinks