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Bringsty Common March 15th
Freshly back from my long trip to the sub-continent, and enthusiastic after a lovely Spring day, I decided to run one moth trap down the garden. Temperatures dropped quickly and the 17 achieved late afternoon quickly became 10 at dusk and finally dropping t...

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On time Early
With the temperature at minus 1, I was surprised to see my first Early moth flying at the living room window this evening. That brings the total for the year to 3 species. Peter Hall Bringsty Common: Early moth  

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Bringsty Common January 15th 2017
Inspired by Steve's Warndon Wood effort, I dusted down the large MV trap and set it up at the bottom of the garden, close to the line of trees that runs along the dingle. The minimum night temperature was 8.7, so I expected a few moths to appear and hoping ...

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E-moth
The latest issue of "E-moth", the regular newsletter from Butterfly Conservation's Moths Count team, is available at this link . Hope to see some of you in Birmingham later this month. Peter Hall

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2017
Early moths will be out soon no doubt and the new season will begin again. I'm looking for a new cover image to replace the Rosy Footman for 2017. If anyone would like to submit a photo for the cover you can contact me directly (melanthia18 at gmail.com). I...

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Bringsty Common December 7th
With such mild nights forecast, I thought I would venture out of the house into the garden and run a moth trap. The minimum temperature was 11 degrees, but after that low point at 8pm, most of the night was above 12. The rain didn't start until around 9am. ...

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Bringsty Common
Whilst howling under the super-moon last night - it looked a normal size to my eyes - I ran one trap at the bottom of the garden by the dingle. The November aggregates were coming in at a steady stream (many had left by first light again, or in the busy Rob...

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Bodenham Migrants October 29th
Alongside Silver Y, Nomophila noctuella and Udea ferrugalis , the trap recorded the 8th Herefordshire record for Palpita vitrealis , the last being from Bringsty Common in 2015. Robin Hemming Bodenham: Palpita vitrealis  

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Bringsty Common October 27th
Despite the strong wind, I put out the trap last night as it stayed relatively mild. The trap was filled with caddis and Ophions also. 12 species plus what a friend calls "Novemnals" to id. My first December of the season (2). Both Spruce and Grey Pine Carp...

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Bringsty Mothing
I only run moth trap(s) on reasonable nights (when I remember to set things up!), so last night looked the best night for a few days, although it did go down to 5.2 just pre-dawn, but stayed in double figures up until midnight. Not a lot of moths - 42 moths...
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