Moths and Butterflies

Thursday, June 26th 2014

Yesterday the moth trap was opened and moths were identified.  There were over fifteen different species of moth including this beautiful Elephant Hawkmoth.

Elephant Hawkmoth

This Buff Arches, placed on a leaf, soon moved around to camouflage itself against a branch.

Buff Arches

Although Stinging Nettles are not everyone's favourite plant, these Peacock butterflies were feeding ravenously.

Peacock butterfly caterpillars on nettles

There were one or two of them!  Hopefully we will see many adults flying in late summer.

Peacock butterfly caterpillars

Tony, Ken and Bethany worked all day on the access road, cutting back the overgrowing branches and strimming along the edges of the road.  Thank you for all your hard work.

News from the north about lunch time, was that they had stopped in Arkengathdale to ring some wader chicks but were back on the road heading to the Kyle of Lochalsh.


(0) Comments:

There are no comments for this blog post yet. Why not start the discussion? - use the form below:


Leave a Comment:







Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

The following question is designed to make sure you are a real person and helps us cut down on spam.
Your comments will appear here once an administrator has reviewed them.

How many months are there in one year? (2 character(s) required)


Back to Top

Recent Blog Posts:

Christmas come early

Posted 13th December 2017

Yesterday a small party of Foxglove personnel (Tony, Ian, Whin and Rona) made the long trip down to Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve in Norfolk to…

Read More

Nice and Warm!

Posted 12th December 2017

Five volunteers were in today, braving an icy start.  The stone delivered yesterday needs to be moved nearer the site of the proposed footpath surfacing…

Read More

Frozen buckets and machinery maintenance

Posted 11th December 2017

Arriving to find the water dish outside the Field Centre completely frozen meant that the day began, as it had yesterday, with a visit to…

Read More

And it’s going to get even colder…..

Posted 10th December 2017

Today has been mostly cold and grey, with a few spells of weak sunshine, but the predicted snow failed to materialise.  There were one or…

Read More
 
 
 

Sitemap | Accessibility Policy | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions |