Full On Day!

Wednesday, September 27th 2017

The moth trap we put out yesterday evening was fairly fruitful this morning, with beautiful delights on the wing; such as this Red-green Carpet

….Orange Sallow

….and Pink-barred Sallow, which over winters as an egg. Its larva or caterpillar feeds on the catkins of sallows and poplars before falling to the ground to pupate in the soil below the food plant. The flight season is September to October, hence in our trap today!

While the monthly flower group made their way around the reserve recording the flowers in bloom at the moment, like Perforate St. Johns Wort....

...and Fleabane.

We leaf-blowed the ever increasing leaf fall, a sure sign of autumn! We were up ladders replacing a worn out bat box,

and finishing the strimming and raking of the Early Purple Orchid patch down by the entrance gate. A pretty full on day!

Thank you to the volunteers who gave their time today.


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