Foxglove as a Sensory Map

Wednesday, October 5th 2016

Today, as typical for a Wednesday we started the day collecting moths from our moth trap for identification as part of our species monitoring at Foxglove. The catch today was fairly large considering the cool overnight temperatures. Highlights include this Feathered Thorn;

Green Brindled Crescents of both light and dark colour morphs;

And a favourite of mine among today’s catch, this lovely Red-Green Carpet.

If you would like to help on a Wednesday morning (about 9am) with identifying and recording the moths, or would just like to come along and see these beautiful insects, you are welcome to do so.

However there was more than one thing going on at Foxglove today: Elizabeth and Ruth updated our displays for autumn (thank you) and students from the Dales School were visiting Foxglove. They were using this sensory map they had created of the reserve as part of their learning.

Roger got a bit more scrub cleared on the heath and I strimmed to encourage our orchids in one of our meadow areas.


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