Gorse and a thorn

Brenda writes: “Everything is looking very end of season now with so many species of flower gone to seed, and my challenge from now on is picking up the odd flower that still remains here and there. With the continuing warm weather there are also oddities. I saw a few gorse flowers today at the bottom of our road.

We’re having colder nights with heavy dew and so moth numbers and variety have reduced, and there are very few micros now. But, among the regulars (70 large yellow underwings today) it was nice to see rosy rustic and treble brown-spot, plus a particularly beautiful canary-shouldered thorn, and the wasps are gone!”

canary-shouldered thorn

No new species for September 11th:

Birds = 217
Moths = 222
Wildflowers = 277