Her form dates back to when she was small girl with flu and got to reading the racing pages in the paper when confined to bed. After a few days she reckoned she'd spotted a surefire winner and begged her Mum to put a few pounds on it. The request was denied, properly because gambling is a terrible thing to get into; but also sadly, because the horse romped home.
The moth trap has been low-key too with cold nights and rather a lot of rain. Still, I'm hoping to put it out tonight as things have got noticeably warmer and, fingers crossed, it will stay dry. All I can offer you for now is this Shuttle-shape Dart which was resting with its wings in a more relaxed posture than the usual 'Stand at Attention' position.
In the meanwhile, it's been a long time since the blog had a competition, so here's one to crack your brains. When Martin Townsend showed me the under-printing of the words 'Common Swift' beneath Richard Lewington's lovely picture of a Death's Head Hawk in the Moth Bible of which they are co-authors, he added: "There's another mistake in the first edition too, and amazingly it's on the cover."
Here's the cover, below. Can you see the error? I have looked at it thousands of times since Penny gave me this invaluable book in 2005 with the accurate inscription: "If it isn't in here, it doesn't exist." But I had never spotted the glitch.