12 March, 2015

Of moths and badgers

Last night saw our second moth trapping event on the university campus. We ended up with 12 moths of 7 species, a nice early season result that was made even nicer when an inquisitive badger peered out at us from a nearby hedge late in the evening. Tucked away in an overgrown area of the campus, these brilliant urbanised animals somehow manage to maintain a thriving sett - the only evidence of their presence being well used foraging path etched into the grass alongside pavements!

Early Thorn

Common Quaker

Clouded Drab

Emmelina monodactyla

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