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My Blog's aim is to promote and encourage others to participate in the wonderful hobby that is Moth-trapping.
So why do we do it? well for some people it is to get an insight into the world of Moths, for others it is to build a list of species much like 'Twitching' in the Bird world.
The reason I do it....you never know what you might find when you open up that trap!
I hope to show what different species inhabit our Country by getting people aware of what is out there.
On this Blog you will find up-to-date records and pictures.
I run a trap regularly in my garden in Hertfordshire and enjoy doing field trips to various localities within Hertfordshire and Essex

Please also check out the links in the sidebar to the right for other people's Blogs and informative Websites.

Thanks for looking & happy Mothing!

KEY

NFY = New Species For The Year
NFG = New Species For The Garden
NEW! = New Species For My Records

Any Species highlighted in RED signifies a totally new species for my records.

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Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

A walk through Hatfield Forest

Nematopogon schwarziellus








Parornix sp.









Celypha lacunana








Epiblema cynosbatella









Had a spare couple of hours today so decided to have a walk around Hatfield Forest with the macro lense, an unusual day with rain then sun, then more rain coupled with wind.
Saw some lovely Speckled Wood Butterflies...none of which would pose for the camera, they seemed to gently glide in the shafts of sunlight appearing through the trees, it was magical!

The walk did yield other sightings too, Muntjac Deer were present in multiple locations and focusing on the mini-beasts, some lovely micro-moths and oher critters.

Catch Report - Hatfield Forest - Daytime observations

1x Celypha lacunana
1x Epiblema cynosbatella
1x Nematopogon schwarziellus [NFS]
1x Parornix sp. [NFS]
And two Caterpillar's which have yet to be Id'd

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