This week saw the publication of a note in the Entomologists Record and Journal of Variation, by myself and the wonderful Nick Littlewood. The note itself, centred on a summer spent scrutinising the Lepidoptera of the Invermark Estate, in Angus. Detailing a number of interesting finds, including, a county second, a number of BAP species, and the first inland record of another, rather lovely moth species in Angus. And covering a host of interesting critters, from the scarce Small Dark-Yellow Underwing, to the dinky Northern Brown Argus.

It was a pleasure to spent time in the company of Nick during last summer, and, truth be told, I learnt an awful lot during our time on Invermark. This note – my first foray into anything remotely scientific – standing testament to a great time had by all. Should anyone wish to read said entry, I will be more than happy to share my own copy. It is, however, well worth signing up to this awfully informative publication.

Written by James Common

Naturalist and nature writer from North-East England, forever learning. Common By Nature is maintained as an outlet for opinion and personal musings associated with the natural world, and as a journal detailing my exploits in the great outdoors. Enjoy!

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