As all the serious players on the Trust payroll were at a staff meeting today, it was left to your’s truly to manage the reserve today. Not a problem, but it’s a bit unusual for me to be here midweek.
A quiet sort of day with enough heat to keep a few insects active including good numbers of damselflies, mostly large red damselfly and azure damselfly, but all were a little too skittish for me to photograph.
Our recent resurrection of the light trap is starting to pay dividends as there was a range of interesting species last night so I’ll share a few pictures with you.
First a couple of moths whose markings are an intricate pattern of browns and cream colours, perhaps, somewhat understated…