Archive for November 3rd, 2010

3rd November 2010, Wednesday

Bracken at Dungeness

Bracken Pteridium aquilinum is a very localised plant at Dungeness, so it was notable to find this well established patch between pits 2 and 4 on the Dungeness RSPB reserve this week.

Bracken stand in lichen heath, Dungeness Read the rest of this entry »

3rd November 2010, Wednesday

Rye Harbour Moths

The unseasonally warm weather over the last few days has encouraged me to break the moth trap out again, and I have not been disappointed, with several species turning up. The commonest have been Large Wainscot and Satellite, with a few Red-line Quaker and Narrow-winged Grey and the occasional Blair’s Shoulder-knot. The highlight however was The Sprawler on the 31st October. This species gets it’s name from the behaviour of it’s caterpillar, which throws its head back when threatened, and despite being a common species nationally it has never been recorded on the reserve before.
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The Sprawler