Moth survey at the Gardens

A few nights ago Richard Weddle from Glasgow Natural History Society visited the Hidden Gardens again to set up his overnight moth trap. It was a beautiful night, but maybe too clear as we didn’t get that many moths the next day. Quality rather than quantity though, resulting in this beautiful golden Barred Yellow moth.

Barred Yellow_June_2014

And he did uncover a couple of Broad-leaved Helleborine plants – a rather uninteresting-looking orchid (some may say) that is actually quite common in Glasgow along woodland edges, and even in some domestic gardens, but we’re very happy it has decided to make a home here in The Hidden Gardens.

Also, another successful year for the blue tits nesting in one of our bird boxes as they fledged last week.