In mid August moth recorders John and Margaret Notton, visited the Community Farm and recorded the moths there. They set up their moth trap in front of the Dutch Barn by the sapling oak tree. The trap has a light which was on all night. The moths are attracted by the light, and drop down a funnel into the trap below which is filled with egg boxes, giving the moth many nooks and crannies in which to hide. In the morning the egg boxes are examined, the moths identified, and are then released unharmed.
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John identified 52 different moths from the trap and 8 butterflies he saw around the farm – for a full list of the moths click here. There is also a list of all the moths and butterflies in the Wildlife Recording Book at the Community Farm Shop.