Predation

Brenda writes: “Last night’s rain cooled things down and the numbers of moths were significantly reduced – although still over 100, further reduced by predation. Moths are always at risk, hence their elaborate camouflage and warning markings but at this time of year the litter of wings and partly-eaten moths is ample evidence that I am providing an easy meal to, in particular, wasps. Seeing a wasp take a moth is not a pleasant experience and I do feel guilty about it, but running the trap is the only effective way of finding out what’s flying. Difficult…”

orange hawkweed in the churchyard of St Nicholas


No new species for August 26th:

TOTALS TO DATE:
Birds = 215
Moths = 217
Wildflowers = 271