Latest Sightings

Archives:

November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006

current posts

 
Mon 25th December 2006 10:11 by Jack Astley
Closworth 24/12/2006
Two Winter moth at lighted window
link
Fri 22nd December 2006 13:36 by Mark Yeates
I have just added a clarification of how to add to 'Latest Sightings' on the 'Show My Pages' button.  I know this is confusing many and will try to simplify this more for next year.

The best action is to: Logon, click the 'show my pages' button and then follow the link to 'Latest Sightings' there.  Once viewing the Latest Sightings page you can click the 'add blog here' button to add your comments.  The basic thing to remember is that you need to be viewing the destination page for your post to be added there.

Also, I think it would be a good idea (from the beginning of next year) to post everything to the Latest Sightings page so we have a single web log running for everyone.  Having a number of blogs running is confusing.

Any ideas or suggestions are, as always, very welcome.

On the website generally, we have just moved service provider and after a disaster recovery exercise last weekend (which did uncover some potential problems - now resolved) all is back to normal.

We have also taken ownership of the 'old' website names (somersetmoths.org.uk and somersetmothgroup.co.uk) and have these re-directing to the new site (somersetmothgroup.org.uk).  Many other groups and sites are still using links to the old addresses and getting these changed seems to be difficult and slow.  Also, the two older sites were causing odd search results in Google and preventing some of the public from finding our site.  In time we hope to have all links pointing to the new site and then the old names can be discarded.

Best wishes for the Season to everyone and I hope you have a happy and prosperous New Year.

link
Tue 19th December 2006 10:19 by Jack Astley
Closworth17th December
Mottled umber
December moth
Winter moth
link
Fri 15th December 2006 10:29 by Jack Astley
Closworth 14/12/2006
Nine December moth
link
Thu 14th December 2006 22:19 by John Bebbington
I too put the trap on last night (125w MV) but the spider outside my back door did better! It caught 1 tortricid and I had nothing!
link
Thu 14th December 2006 09:13 by Mark Yeates
I thought I'd try my Actinic last night as it was so mild - a few files but no Lepidoptera!
link
Mon 11th December 2006 19:50 by Mark Yeates
News and Views 2006
This is very interesting.  I know that Ian Mathieson seems to be in a great migrant 'hot spot' here (at Norton sub Hamdon) which is against a ridge.  I also think it helps if you have your trap out every night where ever you are!
link
Sun 10th December 2006 09:12 by John Bebbington
News and Views 2006
Good morning, everyone.

I joined the Migrant Recorders Network (a Yahoo group) earlier this year when it rose phoenix-like from the ashes of the migrant moth website. It has been very interesting looking at the catches from as far afield as the Faeroe Islands!

At the moment there is some discussion going on as to what makes a site good for migrants and here is a complete quote from Dave Grundy in Birmingham:

"As the group is getting a bit quieter over winter, I thought I would raise the question about what makes a good inland migrant site? The best coastal sites for migrant moths tend to be the ones that stick out into the sea - so brilliant sites like the Scillies, Portland and Dungeness tend to be better than your average bit of coastline. But what about inland sites? I know that for birds that ridges of hills such as the Malverns in the West Midlands can be good and even on small hills like Barr Beacon where I work - I have seen migrants such as Honey Buzzard and commoner migrants such as wheatears, pipits, swallows etc. However the same site attracts very few moth migrants and certainly no more than average. My back garden in inner city Birmingham is rubbish for migrants and not that good for other species, but some rural sites have traps heaving with moths, but not apparently any better for migrants than my back garden. Mike Southall from near Stourport, Worcestershire wrote recently to the group about his garden migrants and also recently had the Red Sword-grass that I mentioned to the group and earlier in the year he managed 10 Scarce bordered Straws in his trap in one night. Another Herefordshire garden also has good numbers of migrants including 4 Convolvulus Hawks this year! So what makes the good gardens like these two? - there seems to be a correlation with river valleys. But, what is it? Is it related to the size of the river or the shape of the valley, or how close you are to the river or which side of the valley and does it matter whether the valley runs east west or north south? Or are there any other major factors? What does anyone think - how much of an answer can we work out?"

If anyone has any comments I'd be interested!

Thanks

John Bebbington

link
Tue 5th December 2006 11:28 by Jack Astley
Closworth 4/12/2006
December moth
Blair's Shoulder knot
Udea ferrugalis
link
Sat 2nd December 2006 17:37 by John Bebbington

Langport 1 December 2006

Mottled Umber 1
Sprawler 2
Dark Chestnut 1

John Bebbington

link
Sat 2nd December 2006 09:36 by Jack Astley
Closworth 1st December
Silver Y
Red-Green carpet
December moth 2
link
Fri 1st December 2006 10:16 by Peter Tennant
Thursday 30 November 2006, Peter Tennant

Whitefield Corner, Wiveliscombe

Pearly Underwing

link
Fri 1st December 2006 09:47 by John Bebbington

Langport 30 November 2006

Udea ferrugalis 2
December Moth 3
Winter Moth 1
Sprawler 1
Silver Y 3

John Bebbington

link

Copyright © Somerset Moth Group 2018 Privacy Policy Terms of Use Cookies