Brenda writes: “One good thing about having to come home is that the moth trap is back on and even after only a week away there is a difference in the combination of visitors. There are reasonable numbers of both large and lesser broad-bordered yellow underwings, and straw underwings continue to arrive. White point and vines rustic are around again. Meanwhile there were three cracking moths today – two of them new.
Interestingly I had my first treble-bar on May 15th, so this is the second flying season of the year, and this was a rather nice specimen.”
New species for August 14th:
Moths: canary-shouldered thorn, orange swift
TOTALS TO DATE:
Birds = 215
Moths = 209
Wildflowers = 270