Moth morning and the flower walk

Monday, June 14th 2010

It has been a very busy day here today. Charlie and the moth trappers were here at 7.30am to see what delights awaited in the traps.

Elephant Hawk Moth

There were eight traps which had been set in different habitats and you can see above the spectacular Elephant Hawk Moth which was found on the heathland.

The most notable species were Peach Blossom, Poplar Hawk Moth (which you can see Sandra holding), Green Silver-Lines and Green Arches. There were over seventy species altogether.

Sandra holding the hawk moth

Twelve people came to take part in a Wild Flower walk with Marion. They walked around the whole site and identified 88 plants in flower. As well as Northern Marsh Orchid, Butterwort and Ladies Smock there was Fairy Flax, Quaking Grass and King Cups amongst the many others.

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