Daily Archives: August 9, 2022

Volunteering and Moths

We’ve been at the Community garden again today volunteering. Between us we potted on lots of baby brassica plants, picked beans and tidied up the Rainbow Chard.

In the coffee break, one of the younger volunteers showed us the results of her moth trapping exercise last night. There were 40 different species!  It was hard to photograph the moths in their tubes so I have found a couple of photos from an id site. Some of them have the most delightful names – Dingy Footman and Rosy Footman were my favourites. After showing us all, G and the youngest volunteer, just 10 years old, released them in the hedges.

Brimstone Moth

Rosy Footman

Dingy Footman Eilema griseola

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