Brenda writes: “After emptying the moth trap – which contained large wainscot, red-line quaker, chestnut and a solitary large yellow underwing – I dismantled it to take north with us to Waulkmill, and found a black rustic in a corner and a delicate under the light bar. There were three Novembers on the wall. They are very variable and I brought one in that had lovely markings. Looking at the book I thought it might be a pale November. James agreed but said the only way to be sure is to dissect it. I’ll pass on that!
Heading north we were able to see some of the effects of Storm Babet. Sitting in a queue at some roadworks we were surrounded by water where the River Trent had burst its banks.
No new species for October 23rd:
TOTALS TO DATE:
Birds = 223
Moths = 252
Wildflowers = 289