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Moth trapping on the West Fleet – 2017

Moth trapping on the West Fleet – 2017

Report from Steve Hales Moth trapping was resumed in earnest at the West of the Fleet early in 2017 after a break of 20 years when intensive work was last done in this area. During March and April good numbers of Oak Beauty were trapped. The highlight in mid-March was...
End of the season!

End of the season!

As the sun sets on another ‘Open’ season at the Swannery, it marks the beginning of the Winter season on the reserve. Lots of winter wildfowl have already made their way to the Fleet, including the anticipated arrival of Brent Geese. Increasing numbers of...
Scarlet Tiger Moth

Scarlet Tiger Moth

The Scarlet Tiger moth seen here was spotted at Abbotsbury Swannery. Once a very common sight at the Swannery, you do have to be lucky to see the few that are present. In particular areas of the walkways by the reed edge, ‘swarms’ of this tiger moths would...
Angle Shades moth

Angle Shades moth

An Angle Shades moth settled on a rock near Moonfleet. 50mm in length, the Angle Shades is a common species throughout Britain that are usually seen from...