Moths and a School Visit

Wednesday, June 15th 2016

The slight drizzle did not deter our Moth Group today; however the numbers in the trap have been fairly low. We had another Poplar Hawkmoth, amongst others, which was viewed by our visiting school children from Le Cateau Primary.


 

The routine for the school visit was pretty similar to the routine from Monday. Again we had the Poetry Walk


The Habitat Walk was hosted by Lesley who also explained our Field Centre bee hive.

The ever popular pond dipping,

where one of the groups had the privilege of seeing the Water Vole.


 

The children really appeared to enjoy themselves and showed a great interest in all the activities.

Other sightings today was this Sawfly, similar to Megalodontes klugii, however I still have to identify this correctly.

As you can see this is a fantastic mimic of a wasp. I will try to explain the life cycle of these insects on another blog entry.

Thank you to the entire moth group, and Lesley for her much needed help.
 


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