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

Monday, 10 March 2014

9th March 2014 ... Warm spell brings out the moths ...

... and Butterflies, with more Brimstones, Small Tortoiseshells and a year first Peacock.
An early Red-green Carpet and a Pale Mottled Willow were added to the year list as was the melanic form of Lyonetia clerkella, found on the patio door window this morning ( 10th ).
L. clerkella is extremely common in my garden and it won't be long before a multitude of mines appear on the 3 apple trees, Birch, Bird Cherry, Hawthorn and Cotoneaster, tho not so many on the latter.

Red-green Carpet
Red-green Carpet
Pale Mottled Willow
Melanic form of Lyonetia clerkella

2 comments:

  1. Pale Mottled Willow is earliest in Beds by 19 days, only 3 prev March records

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