Archive for October 2nd, 2011

2nd October 2011, Sunday

Charity Bird Watching Event

There is still time for you to enter a team in the Charity Bird Watching Event in the RX Area on Saturday 8th October 2011 in support of RSPCA Mallydams Wood Wildlife Centre & Friends of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. Help us to Celebrate 50 years of RSPCA Mallydams Wood and join in the fun.
Click here for full details and registration form in a pdf.
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2nd October 2011, Sunday

Rye Harbour Moths

Despite the warm weather it has been pretty quiet in the Lime Kiln moth trap of late, so it was a nice surprise when I came across a Dewick’s Plusia (Macdunnoughia confusa) while emptying the trap this morning. This species is a relatively uncommon vagrant from the continent, with only a few records a year annually. The last time I saw it here was in 2008 (when there were two) and overall this is only the fifth reserve record. Nice moth.
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Dewick’s Plusia – this particular individual was trapped at Lime Kiln Cottage in 2006.