Friday, 13 June 2014
Sorry for the radio silence!
I haven't been able to blog for a while - this is why...
An hour later, once the storm had passed, I climbed the ladder again to enjoy 31 species of moth including single Waved Carpet (photo), Grey Arches (photo), Broken-barred Carpet (photo), Sharp-angled Peacock, Red-necked Footman, Gold Spot, Slender Brindle, Alder Moth and Ectoedemia albifasciella.
I got out of bed at 05:30 last Saturday morning as the rain started to fall. Half way up the ladder to the outside light I looked at the first two moths – an Elephant Hawkmoth and a Buff Ermine – then FLASH-BANG lightning struck the telephone pole by our house! 20m from where the lightning hit, and with no prior warning, I was standing on a metal ladder. Lucky to survive I guess… light, ladder and telephone pole (the left hand one) are shown in the picture.
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