We were delighted to receive a request from the BBC following last week’s moth blog, and the next day our images were featured on the ‘In Pictures’ section of the Tayside news page. As we continue with our trapping endeavours, more impressive individuals continue to come to the light, including this selection, trapped outside the reserve office last Wednesday:
Tim Brain was also kind enough to bring the following 3 individuals in to the office, having been caught the night before at his home near Crook of Devon:
Whilst moth trapping continues into the autumn, our team of insect surveyors are now winding down, after a full season of butterfly, bumblebee and dragonfly surveying at five locations around the reserve. Their weekly efforts have enabled us to continue what has become an excellent dataset of insect monitoring data, with analysis having been written up by Dick Alderson, for publication on our Loch Leven NNR Publications page. Watch this space for updates on this year’s analysis, and in the meantime, if any surveyors would like to share their images of insect surveying on the blog, please feel free to get in touch.