Sunday, 26 June 2022

 Monochroa lucidella. First appearance in Staffordshire and only the 9th in West Midlands.

Saturday, 21 May 2022

This year's cub - male?

Male badger from last year has learned to arrive early and bag all the peanuts. (25th)

5 badgers last night (22nd). One mother in foreground, two from this year (one hidden behing front left badger and one to its right) and two from last year. 

 Visited by three badgers last night. Is this mother and two cubs?

 Agonopterix propinquella or Black-spot flat-body. Uncommon in Staffs. Had a previous sighting in 2010.

Saturday, 7 May 2022

Saturday, 23 April 2022

 Frosted Green trapped by Wayne Colson. New record for the area and an uncommon moth for Staffordshire (less than half a dozen sightings since 1995).

Sunday, 17 April 2022

 Dyseriocrania subpurpurella seen on Easter Day morning. 

Saturday, 16 April 2022

Monday, 13 September 2021

Thursday, 9 September 2021

 White-bodied conch moth. Only second record for Staffordshire. First was in August.

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Friday, 20 August 2021

 Mirificarma mulinella, Gorse groundling. Only 4 previous sightings in the County since 1995.

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Saturday, 14 August 2021

 Cereal Tortrix. Only the second record in Staffordshire.

Friday, 13 August 2021

 Yesterday the wheat field adjacent to the garden was harvested and the following morning this Meal moth was seen.

Saturday, 7 August 2021

Small red slender, new record for SK00, Barred grass-veneer and a Buff footman compared to a Scarce footman

Sunday, 1 August 2021

 Maple Pug. Seen elsewhere in the County, but not recorded before in SK00 (10km square including Hammerwich).

Thursday, 1 July 2021

The false Cacao moth. Has been recorded throughout Staffordshire, but this is the first time for the 10 square kilometres around Hammerwich.