A warm still evening ensured there were plenty of moths coming to the lights at Warren Cottage we set up for the volunteer rangers bbq and moth evening. Even though we only had the lights on for a few hours we clocked up 40+ species including only the third record of the european corn-borer Ostrinia nubilalis for the country park and the third record of purple thorn for Hastings.
A photogenic glow-worm was also found near one of the moth lights. Glow-worms are out in numbers at the moment within Warren Glen and at the nocturnal noises event last weekend over forty were counted.
Purple Thorn & Glow-worm at Warren Cottage Garden, Warren Glen