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October at IGC – Was it really autumn?

Didn’t feel like autumn much this month, with some warm sunny days and mild nights. There were some good spells of southerly winds that brought plenty of migrants to the UK and I did get a few, more on this … Continue reading

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Leaf miner recording day – 22nd October.

8 recorders attended this meeting, the last of the field season for 2017. Not the warmest of days and a bit of a breeze blowing. The day started at Reydon wood, a SWT reserve with a reasonable mix of tree … Continue reading

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Suffolk Moth Group leaf miner day – this Sunday (22nd).

Just a reminder that it is the Suffolk group’s leaf mine recording day this Sunday at Reydon wood. Details listed on an earlier post. This is the last field event of the year so is the last opportunity to get … Continue reading

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The ups and downs of September at IGC.

September was a strange month for recording – quite good at the very start followed by 2 weeks of absolutely hopeless conditions then good again at the end. Traps were run up until the 7th here, then followed a big … Continue reading

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Return to Hen reedbeds 23rd September.

A return visit to Hen reedbeds was planned for some time but it wasn’t until towards the end of the month that the weather became suitable! The aim was to see if any more Clifden Nonpareil could be found at … Continue reading

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SMG Leaf miner day Sunday 22nd October 2017 – Reydon wood.

The leaf miner recording day has now been fully finalized. It will be on the 22nd October at Reydon wood, a site the group visited for an evening recording session earlier this year. Meet at TM480788 (car park along lane) … Continue reading

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Box Tree moth arrives at IGC.

I trapped a typical form Box Tree moth Cydalima perspectalis last night (7th September) in my garden MV. My first site record of this species and I’m sure it won’t be the last going on the sightings of this moth … Continue reading

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Suffolk Moth Group meeting 2nd September – Tunstall common.

5 moth-ers attended this meeting, the last ‘official’ evening event for the year. Conditions didn’t look too promising, with some heavy showers in the afternoon followed by clear skies for the evening. 4 traps (1 actinic) were put out around … Continue reading

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Tunstall Common this weekend.

This weekend’s meeting, the last ‘official’ Suffolk group evening event this year will take place on Saturday night – showers forecast Friday late afternoon hence why not that night. Meeting time is 7.30pm. Can’t see that it will be a … Continue reading

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IGC August – summer ends all too quick.

August has primarily been a disappointing month at IGC for moths. The start of the month saw a massive decline in catches due to poor weather. On top of this some work and family commitments reduced trapping opportunities. Moth numbers … Continue reading

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