Runners and Moths

Wednesday, February 15th 2017

Today we were visited by over 150 cross country runners from various regiments from the Army in the North. It was a well organised event which you would expect from the army. The course followed the hard standing pathways of the reserve, along Risedale Beck and much of the green route. It is not often we get to host such an event and it certainly made the place buzz with all the physical activity.

At present I do not have the full details of the winners of both the male 6 mile and female 4 mile races, but I will let you know as soon as I do.

Apart from ensuring that all the footfall of the runners kept to the hard paths and not our valuable path verges, we had the moth trap out as usual. The mild evening brought in a dozen Pale Brindled Beauties

.....Dotted Borders

and a single Chestnut - the first of 2017.

Every time we have a new moth species in 2017 it feels like we're getting a step closer to spring!

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