1st June 2021
Slade Wood, Highmoor Hill
After daytime searching at Fedw Pool in very hot conditions, I decided the evening would be worth setting a trap up at Slade Wood, Highmoor Hill. The evening was worth exploring here and although I had encountered many of the species before it was indeed good to know many were still happily existing in this wood after many of the trees had been removed over large expanses previously. Nature though always finds a way to survive I guess and I'm sure many deciduous trees would quickly fill in the gaps in the coming years.
A total of 77 moths of 39 species were spotted while I was there, with 10 'localised' moth species including; Scorched Carpet, Scorched Wing, Cream Wave, Small Seraphim (picture above), Least Black Arches, Coronet, Orange Footman and Maiden's Blush on the 'Macro' front.