Friday, 13 October 2017
NMN Thursday, Cwmllwyd
Like Chris, I also trapped last night, as the next two nights are likely to be even worse up here! The MV trap was in the garden, sheltered by the fisherman's umbrella, so the trap should have stayed dry. Unfortunately, when I checked at 05:00 this morning, the brolly had blown away and I found it precariously balanced on a bridge over a small stream. This had metamorphosed into a raging torrent. If the brolly had missed the bridge, I think it may have been half way to Carmarthen by now! Egg trays outside the trap were a soggy mess, but the inside of the trap was dry. I caught a total of nine moths: November Moth agg. x5 and singles of Green-brindled Crescent, Red-line Quaker, Chestnut and Flounced Chestnut. I will try again on Saturday!