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No Moths!

Wednesday, October 9th 2019

After double checking the forecast we decided not to put out the moth traps.  This gave us plenty of time to walk around and explore and discover what was about.  There were tiny 'gardens' of lichens to be found on marker posts and bridge rails.  

There were plenty of fungi around to be examined and discussed.  This fungus had a web protecting the gills and it only broke down when the spores were ready to be released.

One fungus that I hoped to show to everyone today was Meadow Coral, that I had photographed on Sunday.  Disappointingly it had totally disappeared.  

We know where to look for Kidney-spot Ladybirds but they have hidden away, however some were walking about on a willow tree in the sunshine.

Last dates for butterfly sightings are being recorded and Red Admiral and Speckled Wood were added to the observation board.  Also on the wing were Common Darters.

Peter was out and about strimming the path edgeways, possibly for the last time this year.


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