Obviously this is not the prime time of year for trapping , and it remains to be seen what our garden holds ..I admit it may not be the most nectar rich place in North Worcs as my wife has a liking for greenery rather than flowers, but I think I have persuaded her to plant a few nectar rich species in the coming weeks.
So after a couple of blank ventures I was hopeful last night of making a catch, as the weather seemed very favourable.
To aid trap recovery I found myself wide awake around 6am , so fetched the trap to the kitchen and eagerly opened it up. As I lifted the layers of egg boxes, nada, nothing, not a sign of life. I was just about to curse my luck when lurking at the bottom of the box was..A MOTH !..I was cocker hoop ! seriously, chuffed to bits. I carefully placed him on some paper and got a few snaps. With my moth guide to hand, I didn't really know where to start, so started looking up names I remembered and on second attempt matched '' Satellite'' to the specimen before me.
As I have a small garden, I will aim to trap once a week, but given the single catch I think I can risk a reload in the next few days as the forecast is good. I'm really excited about what could be out there in the coming peak months !