Monday, 8 January 2018

First of the year

Happy New Year, belatedly. The moth trap remains closed-down and I am slowly working through my records in an armchair by the fire. But moths are still about and the lights of our porch are a modest beacon for them

Here, with apologies for the blurring, is the first of 2018: predictably a Winter Moth about whose remarkable 'anti-freeze' life system you can read more here in a blog post which also marked the first moth of a new year, and decade, in 2011.

Today's moth came on a chilly night and if you have time to click the link, you will see how the species copes with such apparently unfriendly conditions.