Tuesday, 8 January 2019

`In the benign mid winter`....

Sam and I have had reports of some unseasonal moths due to the very mild winter that we have so far experienced and, this weekend, I was surprised to see a dozen or so honey-bees on my profusely-flowering Daphne bholua `Jacqueline Postill` (though this is a winter-flowering species).
I may try the garden trap later this week to see which moths are about.



A reminder - NOW is the time to send your 2018 Carmarthenshire moth records to Sam Bosanquet. About a half-dozen of us (Jane Hand, Chris Handoll, Steve Clarke, Andy Turner, Huw John and myself) have already done so, but several key recorders are still awaited (as are some more casual recorders). The sooner the records are in and collated, the sooner the newsletter can be prepared with its summary of noteworthy moth records of 2018.

PLEASE SEND YOUR RECORDS TO SAM BEFORE THE END OF THE MONTH - thank you.

1 comment:

  1. The hives at NBGW were surprisingly busy on Sunday and a nearby Lonicera fragrantissima had a good collection of bees which were collecting pollen

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