Spring was an utter disaster moth-wise: cold, wet and wind meant that we hardly put the trap out and and on the few occasions we did it was practically empty . June has started well, however, and numbers of moths have rocketed to the dizzy heights of average. We have had good diversity, though, with a number of new moths for the garden. Last night’s trap was excellent with three new moths, at least two of them migrants, and quite rare ones too: Beautiful Marbled and Portland Riband Wave, the other being a May Highflyer.
Here’s a few moths from recent traps and a couple of butterflies from our walks.