Friday 6th May : A very successful moth night was held at Linders Field, Buckhurst Hill. Around twenty people attended and all seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves, most remaining until the event closed at midnight. Despite the warm sunny weather Mary mentions 'mothing' has been slow this spring, at least in my garden, but Friday evening was sultry, heralding the rain that arrived in the early hours. 17 species of macro moth were caught by the end of the session, to whit, Flame Shoulder, Heart & Dart, Pale Tussock, Rustic Shoulder Knot, Brimstone Moth, Brindled, Double-striped and Dwarf Pugs, Maiden's Blush, Orange Footman, Green Carpet, Garden Carpet, Broken-barred Carpet (illustrated), Small Phoenix, Clouded Silver, Scalloped Hazel and Shuttle-shaped Dart.
Congratulations to Nicola and her team from Epping Country Care for organsising such a successful event.