20th March 2015

First Hebrew Character of the year in the moth trap; also first Chiffchaff singing behind the Walled Garden.


19th March 2015

Despite the frost there were 2 March Moths on the outside of the trap and a Satellite inside. Hoverflies and Honeybees are visiting the early flowering Cherries.

March Moth

Eristalis tenax on Prunus 'Marie Mallet'

12th March 2015

At last a frost-free night. This encouraged 7 moths - 3 Chestnuts, 2 Satellites, a Common Quaker and a Brindled Pug.

Brindled Pug

Common Quaker

6th March 2015

A Satellite and a Grey Shoulder-knot in the moth trap - it's getting milder! Treecreeper singing nearby too.

Grey Shoulder-knot

5th March 2015

At last a moth - just the one mind. A March Moth - but it's getting milder so bring them on!


26th February 2015

A warmer night (11C) encouraged 2 Chestnuts and an Oak Beauty into the moth trap.

Oak Beauty

17th February 2015

Too cold for moths! Put the first of the new labels on on a few of our National Collection of Flowering Cherries - I think they look really smart.