Flowers and Moths

Wednesday, August 7th 2019

Volunteers were busy today dealing with species.  The flower walk records all the flowers in bloom.  Hardheads or Black Knapweed is flowering across the reserve and it almost seems that every clump of these flowers has several Painted Ladies feeding from them.

Another late summer flower is the Devil's Bit Scabious.

When the ringing team were at Cape Wrath they saw Grass of Parnassus in flower.  At Foxglove it does not flower until mid August.  One flower was open but there are several in tight bud just waiting.

 The moth team would like to thank the Reserve Managers for putting the moth traps out on a Tuesday night.  It is much appreciated.  Scalloped Oak fly during July and August.

Canary-shouldered Thorn begins its flight season in July but this is our first of the season.  We can catch these moths right through to October.

Many children went home with bird feeders for their gardens from the event held this morning.  Thanks to Kate and Abigail who helped.


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