Welcome

My Blog's aim is to promote and encourage others to participate in the wonderful hobby that is Moth-trapping.
So why do we do it? well for some people it is to get an insight into the world of Moths, for others it is to build a list of species much like 'Twitching' in the Bird world.
The reason I do it....you never know what you might find when you open up that trap!
I hope to show what different species inhabit our Country by getting people aware of what is out there.
On this Blog you will find up-to-date records and pictures.
I run a trap regularly in my garden in Hertfordshire and enjoy doing field trips to various localities within Hertfordshire and Essex

Please also check out the links in the sidebar to the right for other people's Blogs and informative Websites.

Thanks for looking & happy Mothing!

KEY

NFY = New Species For The Year
NFG = New Species For The Garden
NEW! = New Species For My Records

Any Species highlighted in RED signifies a totally new species for my records.

If you have any questions or enquiries then please feel free to email me
Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Belated Happy New Year!

Happy New Year All!
It has been awhile since my last blog post I know, but with not much mothy mutterings to write home about, I have used this time to finally complete my records for last year and get them sent off to the top man.
I have however caught moths this year already, despite the horrendous downpours, strong winds and now sub-zero temperatures and sleet.

On the 3rd of January I caught a single Winter Moth using the Actinic, and on the following night a Chestnut.
The things went very quiet and I have now had 4 blank nights since then on various dates.

I will keep trying with the Actinic for the time being, probably switching back to the MV in March.

All the best.
Ben

Chestnut

1 comment:

  1. Must be hardy moths, been darn cold las two nights and colder to come

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