May rhythms

The rhythms of the natural year let you know where you are, without the need to study the calendar. The first cuckoo or house martin tells us the warm weather of spring has finally arrived. The cycle of the moon in other parts of the world heralds great spawning events,…

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A first outing for the moth trap

With a birthday in February, sometimes it is a little while before I get to play with my presents. This weekend saw the first excursion for my new Robinson Mercury Vapour moth trap, after a long, damp spring and then improving weather that didn’t coincide with a Saturday night/Sunday morning. Setting…

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