|Willy Lott's cottage|
Saturday evening, looked more promising after a rain shower, and so it proved with an increased catch next morning, which took till late morning to sort. More classroom sessions, on the Dark Brocade and Confused, the features of the main micro families and where to find them in MBGBI, the history and use of pheromone lures, and an enlightening gen.det. session where what we all assumed to be a Tawny Marbled Minor was actually a Marbled Minor with reference to plates from a forthcoming identification book.
We ended up with 650 moths of 80 species, including the scarce Acleris shepherdana, three Hedge Rustic, 20 White-point, and a couple of Webb's Wainscot. So, a very rewarding weekend in a marvoulous setting with good company, well tutored, and lots of facts to now try and put into practice. I felt rather relieved that one of the other courses there at the same time was on 'Docks and Goosefoots' which makes looking at moths seem quite normal in comparison....
Thank you Jon for a good course, and I would thoroughly recommend similar courses run by the Field Study Centres.