Friday, 31 May 2013
Between the bridges - 30 May
Ventured east with KD to Black Rock picnic site that overlooks the Severn and both crossings. Ran MV and actinic, which between them produced 47 moths of 14 species: Brimstone x11, Sandy Carpet x3, Flame Shoulder x3, Least Black Arches x2, Green Carpet x2, Chinese Character, Yellow-barred Brindle x4, Common Carpet x10, Pale Tussock x2, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Iron Prominent, Flame Carpet, Common Pug and Scorched Carpet x2. There was plenty of bat activity early on, which no doubt had a bearing on the size of the catch, but despite this it was a respectable catch in a poorly recorded part of the county. Scorched Carpet was undoubtedly the species of the night. The plan is to return to the site over the coming months.
Posted by Richard Clarke at 04:39