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Brief February mild spell brings in some moths to Purdis.

Have run a couple of traps here the last 2 nights in this very brief mild spell, the first time I’ve bothered this month (not been inspiring weather really). The 18th brought in 10sp and around 100 moths to 2 … Continue reading

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Suffolk Moth Group indoor meeting Bucklesham village hall – Saturday 17th March 2018.

Doors will open at 10am for setting up, refreshments and general chat plus looking at exhibits. We can then start with a few talks. Some of the group will then be lunching in a local pub just down the road … Continue reading

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2017 – a record breaking year here at Purdis. How was it for you?

After all the gloom and doom regarding our moths in 2016 both out in the field and here at my home trapping area 2017 turned out to be completely different. In fact it was a record breaking year for me … Continue reading

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New season begins with a good catch at Purdis.

After seeing a few moths around security lights at work this week thought I’d give a trap a go up in the woods here to see what early spring stuff was about. Very pleased to find a good number of … Continue reading

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Not quite the end of the season yet!

After the freezing cold conditions last week, the weather has turned right on it’s head this week to mild. Wasn’t really tempted at the start to trap as I’d already recorded all the expected late season species for the year … Continue reading

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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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