Hooray! Let's start the day with some Liberal Democrat moths to celebrate the party's increase - small, but little acorns... - and the influence which it may be able to wield in a balanced Parliament with no overall majority for either of the Big Boys/Girls. It is a shame to lose Nick Clegg and Greg Mulholland but great to welcome back Vince Cable, Jo Swinson and others and to see the party win more than two million votes. There are great opportunities and perhaps the foolishness of wanting to leave the EU will become clearer. Roll on by-elections!
More welcome orange and yellow in my second picture, courtesy of Michael Robinson, a fellow-guest at the weekend birthday party in Suffolk who kindly recorded the moth-related goings-on with a better camera and steadier hand than my own. He has kindly agreed to my showing some of the results. Trapping restarted here at home last night, when the weather finally decided to turn dry and less cold, but in the meanwhile here is a small Robinson Supplement to my Suffolk moths. I wonder if Michael is related to the inventor of the Robinson trap? I forgot to ask him.
The 90-year-old Birthday King, in whose honour the weekend was held, was especially pleased. Here, meanwhile, are Michael's studies of a Buff Ermine, a Swallow Prominent, the Poplar Hawk after release and a Setaceous (meaning 'bristly' but, as I have often asked, why?) Hebrew Character.
And finally a Light Emerald and that most excellent moth, the Burnished Brass, to round things off. Many thanks, Mike.