Welcome

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.

If you have any questions or enquiries then please feel free to email me
Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Night of the living dead!

8 Moths of 2 species this morning, after Met Office predicted 9c most of the night I thought i'd be silly not to put the trap ou, at 11pm it was 3c and this morning 2.2c brrr!

The catch.....

7x Hebrew Character
1x Early (or late) Grey



So here's a randomn blonde haired Norweigan kid crying his pants off for your viewing pleasure, bec
ause this is how I feel right about now!

4 comments:

  1. Just goes to show the differences in location/weather! I had quite a good show last night (compared to previous weeks) with 9 moths of 9 species. Including Iron Prominent, Muslin Moth and Spectacle. My best catch so far (although I've only been mothing for 2 months, lol!)

    Regards

    Steve

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  2. Cheer up Ben- I've been Mr. Hebrew Character only until last night. A large haul is just round the corner!
    M

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  3. I know I know, well the trap is on again, what a difference a day makes! cloudy and 10c at present and just had a Brimstone Moth come pootling around the trap!

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