An interesting record…

An interesting record…

I love moth trapping. I adore the expectant thrill that abounds when venturing into the unknown each morning; as I carefully remove egg boxes and examine the various colourful critters disguised beneath. Mothing, for me, is addictive, exhilarating even - each morning bringing some different; whether in the form of a new species, a record [...]

Adventures in the night garden

Adventures in the night garden

There is something quite exhilarating about spending time outdoors by night - each sound, each rustle in the shrubbery and splash in the water indicative of hidden treasures lying just out of sight amid the gloom. Watching wildlife by night is intoxicating, plain and simple, and recently, has become somewhat of a hobby of mine. [...]

Seeking Lepidoptera

Seeking Lepidoptera

In need of some respite from dissertation work and keen to spend as much time as possible outside in the glorious weather, yesterday was dedicated, wholly, to surveying Lepidoptera. Daylight hours spent chasing butterflies as I attempted to survey a few new sites for this year's Big Butterfly Count and night, moth trapping in the [...]

The Nightlife of Rothesay Terrace

The Nightlife of Rothesay Terrace

Armed with a new moth trap kindly supplied by NHBS, I really do feel like a kid in a candy store at the moment. Every third morning - trapping is undertaken days apart so not to impact upon the moth lifecycle - filled with a sense of jubilant anticipation, paramount to that felt at Christmas, [...]

Ruby Tiger and other treasures

Ruby Tiger and other treasures

Having recently purchased a new moth trap only to break the bulb while unpacking it, I was delighted when my replacement arrived yesterday. This meaning that, for the first time this year, I could kick-back in the garden and engross myself in some local Lepidoptera. Well, this didn't go exactly to plan - heavy rain [...]