Monday, 5 October 2015

Last trapping of the year

Ben Sale and the Trust mothing team carried out the final moth trapping of the year at Gadespring on the first evening of October. As Ben says, "[t]he moth numbers weren't huge which is to be expected this time of year, but we got a great variety of different kinds and some early and late records thrown in to mix it up a bit". Ben mentions the moths particularly attracted to Ivy at this time of year. If you have this plant in your garden, it is well worth going out after dark, with a torch, and seeing whether you too are a host to these beautiful creatures.

For all the details and some lovely photos, head over to Ben's blog HERE.

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It is important to note that Gadespring Cress Beds is still being developed & due to health & safety will only be available for access, other than to wildlife monitors & work parties, at organised events & at times when there is a weekend volunteer warden on duty. General public access is a possibility for the future & this could only happen once the wildlife hide is relocated after planning permission. Keep an eye on this website & blog, as well as the Box Moor Trust website, for details of open days & organised public events when you can visit & explore Gadespring.