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Moth, Water and Tadpoles

Wednesday, March 31st 2021

Last night was the first time that the moth traps had been set.  It was a mild night and there was a large catch of moths for the moth team to ID.  One trap was set on the back veranda, whilst the other was at the front of the Field Centre.

Risedale Beck has been in spate and vegetation had built up around the overflow in one of the ponds fed by the beck.  This has to be cleared otherwise the water does not flow where we wish it to.  Waders donned and Peter to the rescue.  Bet the water was cold.

The warm weather has encouraged some of the frogspawn to hatch.  Unfortunately the temperature during the days and nights is falling after tonight, so these tadpoles are likely to find their way to the bottom of the pond and remain there until the weather becomes more tadpole friendly!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered at Foxglove today.  As always your help and support is much appreciated.


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