Author Archives: Brian

Fourth of July Celebrations at Somerleyton

On the 4th July, Keith invited Alan and me to join him to record an area on the Somerleyton Estate that had not been surveyed before. This is the area next to the Hall and gardens. So we were all … Continue reading

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Many Diamond-back

There must have been a large influx of Diamond-back Moth last night. They are everywhere today. Just in the garden they are on the fences and shed and everything you touch, plants, tools etc. they fly out of. There was … Continue reading

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The torch can sometimes be more rewarding.

After the warm spring-like day yesterday I ran a couple of traps for a while after dusk in the woodland, but the temperature dropped off so quickly with clear skies that not much came to the traps. A walk round … Continue reading

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UV LED

Just as a follow-up to Neil’s addendum to his post on 13th January. I tried out my new 7w UV LED bulb yesterday evening (5th Feb) in the nearby woodland. I set up 2 traps, my old 40w actinic and … Continue reading

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SMG visit to North Cove 14th July

Our follow-up visit to North Cove told us nothing about the interesting moths we found there in July 2017 as none of them were recorded even though there was just 7 days difference in the dates. Six of us with … Continue reading

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North Cove Reminder

This coming weekend it’s the SMG event at North Cove the Waveney Valley site of SWT. We have the option to trap Friday or Saturday. At the moment Saturday looks the better choice with higher night-time temperature forecast. So at … Continue reading

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SMG event Gunton Meadows Friday 8th June

The SWT reserve at Gunton Meadows is small compared to their marshland sites the other side of Lowestoft. But this small area is rich in its variety of species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers and as we walked round on … Continue reading

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Gunton Meadows this weekend

Just a reminder that our arranged SMG venue for this weekend is on Friday evening 8th June at the SWT reserve Gunton Meadows, Lowestoft. Meet up at 9pm at the gate which is on the right about 100 yards past … Continue reading

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Nice find on a misty night

There are several macro moth species that are quite widespread over most of Suffolk but are never recorded in my area of the Waveney Valley (the NE corner of Suffolk). Among these are Nut-tree Tussock, Great Prominent, Blotched Emerald and … Continue reading

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A Good Year for Small Quaker.

In yesterday evenings trapping session (lights on from 8 to 11.45pm) I counted over 250 Small Quaker, outnumbering Common by 2 to 1. Most of them were very fresh which possibly indicated a big emergence with the sudden rise in … Continue reading

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