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7:11PM

More Guestling Moths

On June 7th the Sussex Moth Group, Hastings Branch went back out to Guestling Wood run by the Woodland Trust, with an MV trap in addition to the two actinics we had on 25 May.  The MV Trap was run by Gerry Balcikonis and his moth helper 8 year old Callum Sims.  We had a great catch of 54 species and 326 moths counted.  We had good numbers (12) Waved Carpet and also good number of Little Emerald (pictured below) which was new for me to see.

We look forward to running traps in the wood again at a different time of year, but the main reason I wanted to make this post was the outstanding job of Callum Sims.  He has been coming along to our moth nights for two years and is a fantastic future naturalist.  He helped with the counts and IDing and is very interested in nature.  He informed me that he has on going studies of nature in his back garden and "Really loves nature!". When I worry that kids today are not interested in getting out in nature this reminds me that many of them just need a chance to get out and catch 'the bug'. Well done Callum, we look forward to having you again.