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

Saturday, 17 July 2010

A New Moth Trapping Location - Harlow Museum (Marks Hall Gardens)

Well having just acquired gated access to this superb looking landscaped gardens, comprising of 4 main areas, 1st of plants and trees, 2nd a herb garden, 3rd and 4th open grass bordered by plants and fruit trees.
This should make an interesting moth trapping location as it is confined within large walls, so wind should be at a minimum.
Here are some pictures of those gardens in all their glory.

Lots of butterflies observed whilst walking around including, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Comma and Red Admiral, let's hope the moths are in good attendance as well!



The path from the front gate, nice mixed shrubs and plants












The herb garden, lots of Lavendar, Mint, Marjoram, Thyme









The open grass area, with Roses, Apple Trees, Bramble bushes.

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