TUESDAY 14TH MAY 2019

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The garden moth trap is slowly getting worthwhile again after a major lull during last week’s horrid weather. Yesterday morning there were just two Light-brown Apple Moths but today saw the year’s first Pale Tussock, 3rd Waved Umber, 5th Double-striped Pug and 50th Shuttle-shaped Dart.

Double-striped Pug
Pale Tussock

GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY.

Grizzled Skipper

Barnston Cutting south of the A6006 has been managed by Butterfly Conservation and Notts BAP volunteers for the Grizzled Skipper population and I’m pleased to say that their efforts (including mine occasionally) are paying off as I reckon I saw about ten over a 500 metre stretch.

There were also a few Brown Argus and a Treble-bar moth.

Treble-bar

There is also a terrific variety of plants to be found here with at least two “species” of Hawkweed as well as Field Scabious, Rustyback, Common Cornsalad and a Polypody to name a few that spring to mind

Rustyback

The Rustyback is a new site for Nottinghamshire.

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