Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Life, the Universe and Everything.
The solution to the conundrum posed by Douglas Adams in his Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy novels was, famously, 42. And that, somewhat surprisingly, was the number of moths attracted to the MV trap in the alder grove at Cwmllwyd last night. There were only four species; all common things - none of your fancy foreigners up here: singles of Feathered Thorn and Yellow-line Quaker, two Winter Moths and thirty-eight December Moths! I've not seen the like of that before - quite amazing, really. Had you set them out, head to tail, in a straight line, they would have reached from there to here. Wow!