Recording

Wednesday, May 27th 2015

The moth trap had been set overnight and the grand result this morning was two moths in the trap and a micro moth on the wall of the Field Centre.  Flower recording gave much better results with over 40 species noted.  

Rowan has a creamy white blossom and a sweet scent.  The ripe berries of Rowan or Mountain Ash as it is called in the north, provide food for Blackbirds in late summer.

Rowan

Dogwood just passed the 'flower test', with flowers that were actually open, just.

Dogwood

Whitebeam has been in leaf for several weeks with the flower buds that were closed, but now open.

Whitebeam

It was a cold walk across the moor and there were not many insects on the wing.  This Green Veined White was hanging on tightly to grass, but was being blown around the stem.  The close up photograph shows its eye, antenna, legs and furry body.

Green Veined White

Once we were in the centre of the reserve we were sheltered from the biting wind and the sun came out so we were a little warmer.  But the insects still held close to the vegetation.  A Blue Tailed Damselfly was the first to be seen this year.

Blue Tailed Damselfly

 


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