25th November 2015

So my colleague was sitting in his office this morning when he happened to look up at the ceiling to find :

a Pipistrelle clinging to a ceiling tile! Fantastic.

27th October 2015

Autumn colours at Keele have been super this year - especially some of the Cherries.


Prunus 'Jacqueline'

Prunus sargentii
Prunus 'Benden'

16th October 2015

Nothing of note in the moth trap but 30 Redwings and 2/3 Crossbills flew over.

8th October 2015

Quiet in the moth trap apart from that well-known migrant - the Rush Veneer.

29th September 2015

Clear skies mean cold temperatures so not many moths in the trap. Pink-barred Sallow is always nice to see though.

Still a few Swallows over campus and several Siskins overhead too.

25th September 2015

The Buddleias outside the Library have proved very attractive to butterflies over the past week with up to 10 Red Admirals at one stage, plus Painted Lady and Small Tortoiseshell. A family of 5 Buzzards circled low over the Walled Garden while I was persuading a group of school kids about the beauty of moths - not easy when most in the trap were Large Yellow Underwings!
Red Admiral

Small Tortoiseshell