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Butterfly and Moth walk - 10th August 2012

Old Lady moth

Posted: Saturday 11 August, 2012

A group of twenty or so adults and children enjoyed a foray into the Wood on Friday, led by local naturalist Barry Blake, seeking butterflies and moths.

The weather was kind to us and we managed to find four butterfly species (Speckled Wood, Green-veined White, Meadow Brown and Scotch Argus) much to the delight of the younger netters. The moths were, however, the star turn, numbering in the dozens with more than 20 species. The real star of the show was an “Old Lady” moth, only ever recorded three times before in Wester Ross. The impact of the clearing and replanting already seems to be bearing fruit in terms of moth diversity.

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