Things that go bump in the night
No, nothing supernatural. But things absolutely super natural: moths.
Fans or phobics, I would guess that you've noticed the gallery of fabulous creatures that now grace each of our pages, thanks to Andrew Graham's moth trap.
Sending the latest gallery, Andrew explained:
'To put things in context: I started from scratch with my knowledge of moths when I got my moth trap at the start of lockdown in March '20. Since then, I have identified 250 moths that I have seen in my garden which backs onto fields. The huge majority of these are macro moths and although I have started to try to identify the micro moths, I have so far not been very successful. This year has not been as productive as last year so far as I have only identified 150 or so species in my trap although quite a few of these are new to me. I am sure that there remain plenty more to be identified and added to my list.'
Sometimes, these exquisite creatures are the 'wrong' shape for the page headers, so here are some of the photos I would love to have used but couldn't, or which couldn't display properly.
Just click on each image to enlarge it to rather more than life-size.
For more about Andrew's moth trap, go to Recording/Active surveys.
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Photo: Avocets (Izzy Fry)
The headers display photos taken by our members. Do get in touch via the Contact Form if you'd like to submit a photo for selection.