Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Carpeting The Trap

The 22W synergetic was not quite so busy last night, with cooler conditions and a spot of rain. I had the trap partly sheltered under a clear plastic roofed wood shed which may have additionally affected the catch, but the trap was bone dry.

There was another Horse Chestnut, but other highlights were more standard shaped geometrids ....

Scorched Carpet

Early Tooth-striped

Red Twin-spot Carpet (probably)


Today has been distinctly cooler and wet. We headed south-west along the coast to Bude and a few other places along the north Cornwall coast where it was dryer, but it was a day of site seeing, cafes and pubs rather than any natural history.

The trap is out again tonight for the last time on this visit. But it is still cool and the skies have cleared so no great expectations.

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