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

Friday, 4 October 2013

2nd/3rd Oct 2013 ... A few late moths, a computer glitch, nostalgia and David Mannings' bicycle

For some reason I can't update the WINE RACE or edit profiles.
Well I can edit, but as soon as I hit the "save" button, I get "javascript void (0)" appear and it won't update.
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
2nd Oct
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
3rd Oct
Very warm with showers, min temp.. 14.2 deg C
Mallow x 2
Gypsonoma sociana
1168 ... Gypsonoma sociana

Common Marbled Carpet
Garden Carpet
Common Pug
1834 ... Common Pug ... Epithecia vulgata

Willow Beauty x 2
Hypsopygia costalis
Emmelina monodactyla x 2
Square-spot Rustic
Black Rustic
Eudonia angustea
Turnip Moth
Endrosis sarcitrella
Large Ranunculus
Angle Shades x 4
Mouse Moth
Beaded Chestnut
Yellow-line Quaker
Large Yellow Underwing x 18
Lesser Yellow Underwing x 13
Setaceous Hebrew Character x 23
Pale Mottled Willow x 8
Vine's Rustic
Last of the Steam Powered Trains... The Kinks


  1. Same here! I had to change it to a makeshift list. Stupid Blogger.

    1. That's interesting Ben, I thought I'd done something stupid. SO, it's blogger then.

    2. It is blogger- My list totals at the top of the page is in a Textbox. That can't now be saved, for my last update I removed the box and wrote another one- still can't get it to work.

    3. Will they eventually fix this ?

    4. It's fixed! I updated a text box this morning using google chrome and it's fine now.