Viewing posts from: November 2000

Oak Beauty

by Mike Southall on 24th January 2018
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This Oak Beauty  moth is an exceptionally early record of a moth usually seen from late February.

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Spring Usher

by Mike Southall on 16th January 2018
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This early season moth braved the cold conditions last night. The Spring Usher is a sign that Spring is just round the corner.

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Inside and Outside

by Mike Southall on 13th December 2017
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It is starting to look a lot like Christmas as the song says. The small pumpkins look great coloured in gold. While outside the heavy snowfall brought a wintery feel.

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Fleecy Milkcaps

by Mike Southall on 11th December 2017
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A small group of Fleecy Milkcap mushrooms, Lactarius vellereus, appeared recently. Unfortunately they are not edible.

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Catching some rays

by Mike Southall on 29th October 2017
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This Robin and Red Admiral were enjoying some late afternoon sunshine today.

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Red Sun

by Mike Southall on 16th October 2017
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Hurricane Ophelia dragged up dust from the Sahara region creating a red sun this morning. Migrant moths were recorded including this Vestal.

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Bordered Beauty

by Mike Southall on 3rd October 2017
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This Bordered Beauty moth is well named indeed. Signs of Autumn now with passage migrant birds being seen on the farm. Wheatears and Stonechats, plus the first Redwings which will remain for the winter.

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Holland trip

by Mike Southall on 1st October 2017
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Very interesting trip to Holland this week. Thanks to Elsoms seeds, Holland Select, and Bejo for their hospitality.

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Berry Bounty

by Mike Southall on 17th September 2017
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The Autumn hedges are full of ripe and ripening fruits at the moment. Here is a hedge full of sloes and blackberries.The recently planted Wayfaring tree is also fruiting.

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Convolvulus Hawk-moth

by Mike Southall on 12th September 2017
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This Convolvulus Hawk-moth was an exciting find in the weekend moth catch. The large migrant moth is more usually seen near the coast. The Hare was amazed that I could take its photograph using my mobile phone.  

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