Garden Tiger Moth

Wednesday, July 14th 2010

Last night's moth trapping was very successful. The most spectacular of our catch was this Garden Tiger moth. This, once widespread, moth is now declining in numbers, possibly due to climate change.

Garden Tiger Moth

Up on the moorland there are hundreds of orchids out in flower. Elizabeth's photo shows how beautiful they are.


One of the other raised fen areas we have is covered in this liverwort. We don't know which one as yet, but if we find out, we'll let you know.


Trevor and his team were hard at work today putting in the base of the new hide. As you can see it is going to be very large! The walls are being installed and the roof should be on by tomorrow.

Work on the hide

This fabulous lichen is hanging from the branch of a Larch. In the damp weather today it was looking very fresh and shaggy.

Larch Branch

Lastly, this delicate fungus was seen late this afternoon growing out of a Hazel branch. We will attempt to identify it for your edification.


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