Sunday 25 March 2012

March Mothing

Lead-coloured Drab

 The past few weeks here in Middletown have certainly been very eventful, every night with catches well into triple-figures. With one trap producing well in excess of 500 moths. So far this year I've recorded about 2500 moths of 42 species, not too bad since we're only in March.  I've had a number of new micro species and two new macros.
Yellow Horned and Lead-coloured Drab were the new macros, both lovely species I've been on the look for ages. Now top of my 'hit-list' is Blossom Underwing!

The trap out last night in the fog; a spooky sight

Wednesday 7 March 2012

Easyfundraising - you've raised £100.

Hello All,

Just a quick note to say a big thank you to all of you who have raised funds via ‘easyfundraising’ for Montgomeryshire Moths, as we have reached our first milestone of £100 - isn’t that excellent - and it hasn’t cost anyone a single penny!

As a result of this fund raising, I have made our first purchase – the ‘British Plume Moths’, an excellent book, which will be of great assistance to us for identifying species in this group.

If you have not yet signed up to ‘easyfundraising’ and would like to help us raise more funds towards web site costs, more books for identification purposes and all other mothing kit for our events, please go to the ‘easyfundraising’ link on the ‘home page’ of our web site (link below). Go on, give it a try, you’ve got nothing to lose; in fact, some companies offer you bigger savings when going through ‘easyfundraising’.

Many thanks to all of you,