Monday, January 18, 2010

Christening the Robinson...

2010 Moth List kicked off to a basic start last night. As it was mild, maybe about 5 or 6 degrees, I put my new trap on from 5pm - 10.20pm. I was pleased with my first catch...

December Moth 3
Chestnut Moth 1

Well, it is just January!


Garden Moth List 2010 - 3

7 comments:

Bennyboymothman said...

Great! you must have quite a good area, local woodland? my Garden struggles when there's not much on the wing as i'm a few miles away from any mass of trees.

Steve Gale said...

Stewart - even the greatest of lists start off in a modest way. I'll be following your moth year with special interest.

Skev said...

Nice one Stewart.
Very mild here today. Got my 80W actinic out tonight - fully expect to find empty egg trays in the morning.
There's been a few December Moths recorded in the UK this January (per UK Moths Yahoo group) - not unprecedented but typically they are well over by mid-December and maybe even earlier up your way.
The prolonged cold spell could make for an interesting season this year.

Dean said...

Pale Brindled Beauty next, Stewart.

Warren Baker said...

Will we see a Butterfly list, for the local area around your new house this year Stewart ?

Stewart said...

Ta for the info lads.

BB - Some good parkland / arboretum with semi natural woods only a couple of hundred metres away...plus very little light pollution.

Steve - I'll take a great interest in what you chaps catch further south, no doubt with a green envious look...

Mark - Thats interesting. I just thought they would roll over into the new year? On our local moths site it shows them ending in December right enough...

Dean - I hope so. I get them off the Spar shop a couple of miles away...

Warren - Yes I'll be logging that too...it wont be too long though...

Alastair said...

Ah Stewart, I haven't used my new Robinson yet, did think about it the other night but the wind got up - don't want it blowing away. So the moth list for 2010 stands at 0. It's cold and rainy tonight so .... I'm thinking the weekend may be a possibility. December Moth, I'd like to see that and I too thought they might be available in January - the weekend.