Tag Archives: Moth

Finding the Silver Lining

Here at Blackwater Valley, you never know what you’re going to come across when you take a wander through our many sites. Beautiful flora and fauna can be found at every turn and during a recent task over at Southwood … Continue reading

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Extreme ragwort removal at Moor Green Lake

Attention grabbing headline I know, however, from the image below you can see that we hardly had to make several trips to empty our trailer. Although I will not complain about not having enough ragwort to pull, especially when the temperature … Continue reading

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Small But Mighty Moths

Spring is my favourite time of year. The sun begins to shine and all sorts of wildlife come out of the woodwork (in some cases literally). A welcome sight today (although a bit unusual for a night creature) was a Small … Continue reading

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Puss Moth Cocoon

Ranger Tony found this beautifully constructed cocoon attached to the stake of a tree protector. According to the helpful identifiers contributing to iSpot, it’s probably the vacated cocoon of the widespread Puss Moth, Cerura vinula. A master of disguise, the … Continue reading

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