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Moth identification at Eco-club

Sunday, July 26th 2009

Foxglove Covert Eco-Club had its third meeting today, the topic was moths. After identifying the moths caught overnight the young naturalists went on a walk to discover more about insects on the reserve.


They used sweep nets, pooters and magnifying glasses and shook the insects from the willow branches onto a white sheet.

Among the species identified were Soldier Beetles, Froghoppers, micro moths and many other interesting bugs!

Eco-clubUp on the wetland area there were different kinds of butterfly, moths and even a tiny frog.

Thank you to Elizabeth for all the time and effort spent preparing for today's event.

The ringers were in for CES day 9 and caught 277 birds including Kingfisher, Whitethroat, Goldcrest and Blackcap. They also caught 50 new Chaffinches and 30 new Willow Warblers; 23 different species in all.

Several Crossbills were seen on the reserve high in the conifers.

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