Thursday, 21 May 2015

Brown Argus Foodplant Discovered

For more details, head on over to the Brickworks blog, HERE. Also, given that Dingy Skipper records have varied from between 1-6 butterflies, guess how many were spotted on 13/05/2015….click, to find out...

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Moth Trapping at Roughdown Common

Ben Sale and the Box Moor Trust mothing team were trapping at Roughdown Common last night. The target species was Light Feathered Rustic but, for whatever reason, this didn’t materialise. However, as the night progressed, the number of moths grew and the catch was eventually one of Ben’s biggest for the second week of May. For the full story, see Ben's witty report HERE on his great mothing blog.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Dingy Skippers at the Brickworks

Dingy Skippers (Erynnis tages) - don't be put off by the name! Dingy doesn't mean boring and these little butterflies are well worth seeing. Their presence at Bovingdon Brickworks is pretty important, especially when you realise that only 17 of these butterflies were seen at 3 other sites in the whole of Hertfordshire and Middlesex last year. 2 were riding the breeze at Bovingdon today. For more details see the Brickworks blog HERE.