Whilst out in the Cloccaenog Forest with 30 children for the last 3 days, I tried my best to inspire the younger generation with a bit of old fashioned nature study. Small mammal trapping, bird photography, pond-dipping were all on the menu but moth trapping was probably the biggest hit! Above is a picture of the moth group, still in their p.j's opening the traps at 6.30am!
The new school skinner trap. Should make coming to school a bit more fun for some kids!
2 Elephant Hawks moths were caught - probably the favourite species with the kids.
Closely followed by the Popular Hawk Moth. If any species should inspire a child, it should be this beauty!
What a gorgeous creature the Elephant Hawk Moth is.
Common Rustic? - I've got a bit rusty as this is the first time I've had the traps out this year. Corrections or confirmations much appreciated.
Heart and Club
i.d. Help needed please?
Help id.d needed please - the wings were a lovely gold but I think it's a bit worn.
A great few days - despite the weather and just goes to showe that the X-box generation can still be won over by the natural world.