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Thursday, July 9th 2020

Repairing boardwalk, filling bird feeders, strimming net rides, cutting reeds, updating social media and identifying moths are some of the varied tasks carried out by the Foxglove team this week.

A start was made on weeding out invasive scrub such as Willow, Brambles and Silver Birch from the heathland.

A highlight for the moth recorders was catching this stunning Large Emerald. This large, distinctive green moth is unusual in that it rests like a butterfly with its wings spread and at a slight angle. It was a lucky find as although this species is attracted to light they often land a metre or more away from the light source and fail to fall into the trap. Occasionally, they fly high in the canopy on warm, sunny days.

Our sincere thanks to everyone who has helped out at the reserve this week in whatever shape or form, it all makes a positive difference!


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