Coordinator: Ray Gribble
Reporters: Kathy Blake and Steve Chapman
A group of 19 members and guests enjoyed a rewarding morning’s birding and mothing around Sparham Pools on Saturday morning. The weather was fine and bright, 18c with a light south westerly.
Land-owner, Charles Sayer, had very kindly invited us to his house and grounds where he had set up two moth traps overnight, one in the walled garden and another in the woods.
The wind felt cool at first which was probably a good thing, as when we opened the traps most of the moths were quite lethargic and this enabled close examination and identification. Charles astounded us with his knowledge of all the names of the moths, and I think most of us came away with some new names, especially the bigger ones.
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