Judging from the paucity of contributions to "Latest Sightings" I am not the only one finding this a pretty dull season. There have been some large quantities of commoners with seventies of both Dingy Footman and Flame Shoulder. My "scribe" refused to continue recording Large Yellow Underwings when we reached 199 tho we used to get 400+ a night in Northumberland!
Last night was a little brighter here with some 2008 firsts, September Thorn, Marbled Green and Rusty Dot Pearl. Yesterday, working its way out of the earth in a flower bed was a fresh Square spot Rustic.
Today a fresh looking female Silver-washed Fritillary is nectaring on our buddleia. We usually see them in the garden in August and I understand that this is because their usual nectar source in the woods, bramble, is no longer available.