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 here in Hertfordshire and enjoy doing field trips to various localities within Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

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!


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

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Monday, 5 October 2015

A brief effort at Pishiobury Park

On Saturday night I joined Colin, Graeme and Steve for a field trip at Pishiobury Park. 16 odd species were observed with individuals really struggling as the fog developed the sky cleared and the temperature plummeted, hands were getting chilly and we ended up packing up rather prematurely.

Best moth of the night for me were three Deep-brown Darts unexpectedly all in the MV trap that was put in the middle of the featureless and foggy field.
Pale Pinion was also nice to see that came to Colin's sheet.

Graeme and Steve have done extensive visits to this site this year and will continue to do so, the most important find so far is many individuals of Acleris sheperdana, hats off to them...if you put the time and effort in you reap the rewards.

Deep-brown Dart

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