As the days shorten

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016

We put our moth trap out throughout the year and the moths we catch and identify on our Wednesday ‘moth mornings’ change with the seasons. This morning the beauty of our catch was this male mottled umber, Erannis defoliaria. The female of this species is flightless, with tiny, barely visible, wings.

Work around the reserve today included fixing a leak in the scrapes…

…and doing some more clearance work on our sedge warbler patch.

Although there’s less time to get the outdoor jobs done than in the summer due to the shorter days the earlier sunset does mean we are around to take photos!


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