Large Emerald moths

Tuesday, July 13th 2010

Up on the wetland this fantastic seed head is of the Branched Bur-reed.

Branched Bur-reed

Late yesterday afternoon there were lots of moths on the outside of the Field Centre. As well as Garden Carpet, Green Carpet, Purple Bar and Miller there were two Large Emerald moths.

Emerald moth

The second photo was taken looking straight down as the moth was resting on the vertical rails of the veranda. He looks like he's wearing green knee britches above white legs and feet!

Emerald moth

Today the volunteers were hard at work clearing an area of Silver Birch.
This morning Bob and John saw the Dark Green Fritillary whilst doing the butterfly transect on the moorland.

The Honeybees walking group came this morning for a guided walk around the reserve. Sophie made sure that they saw every corner and glade!
The Dales School did some pond-dipping and found a Great Diving Beetle nymph, Pea Mussels, leeches and plenty of sticklebacks.

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