Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A trip to Doonis with the IWT

The Irish Wildlife Trust had a Creepy Crawley walk Sunday last -  21st July.
They had placed moth traps the previous evening and there was an amazing bounty in each of the two boxes the next day1 I saw moths I'd never seen before - didn't even know they existed.
The most striking were the Tiger moths - of which there were 28 + - very striking black and white wing markings over a bright orange back - and the Poplars - very large and complex - with no mouths at all!

We also walked around by the lake and on the raised bog.
It was a very pleasant outing indeed.


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