Beyond compare

Brenda writes: “I was reading the Norfolk Wildlife Trust magazine today and was pleased to see an item about a moth, one that I’ve seen more this year than ever before, the Clifden nonpareil or blue underwing. I learned two things. Firstly, nonpareil means ‘beyond compare’. Secondly, this moth bred in the Norfolk broads until the 1930s. We know that it has recolonised the southern part of the country and now NWT are wondering whether it might be back in the broads at Hickling, where its caterpillar’s favourite food plant, aspen, grows in abundance. So who knows, perhaps some of my visitors were Norfolk born.”

One of several blue underwings we have seen this year

No new species for November 3rd:

Birds = 226
Moths = 255
Wildflowers = 290