Thursday, 19 March 2009

Opening The Trap



In early spring BirdGuides holds an offsite meeting to plan the year ahead. This year we are back on Holy Island and for the first time we have set a moth trap. This morning John Cromie and Fiona Barclay brought it in from the garden where it was glowing moth-tempting ultraviolet all night. They opened it in the conservatory... a cunning plan since escaping moths could then be photographed before they escaped beyond reach.

Our morning haul included six, er correction five, species. First person to email max@birdguides.com with the correct identifications wins a mystery prize.

2 comments:

JRandSue said...

Great moth selection,I stared my mothing interest last year.I hope to build a moth box later this year. So I'm hoping for a good catch.
John.

JRandSue said...

I posted a small selection on my Blog,I hope they are named correctly.
John.