May 11th 2016

A Mullein was a new moth for Keele. To date the moth trap has been very poor.

5th April 2016

Chiffchaffs are now well distributed on campus. A Blackcap was singing today by Keele Hall.

5th February 2016

Nothing in the moth trap despite 10C overnight. However 3 Mute Swans flew low over campus - a rare sight here.

26th January 2016

Another mild night encouraged a Chestnut and a Spring Usher to visit the moth trap.

Spring Usher

25th January 2016

Never run the moth trap in January before - weather has always been too bad. This year however is very unusual with temps of 10C overnight. So got my first moth of the year - a Pale Brindled Beauty.

Also Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Robin, Stock Dove and Nuthatch singing.

15th December 2015

17C in the garden this morning - that's better than in the summer! Moths still appearing in the trap - Mottled Umber, Dark Chestnut and Red-green Carpet today. Winter Moths found
below several security lights but not in the trap.

2nd December 2015

So the Hybrid Catalpa is definitely no more! My colleague is here collecting root cuttings for propagation.