Regular visitors to the island are doing some moth trapping at Bridgend Woods and phoned me this morning to say 'Come and see our Lilac Beauty - a first for Islay!" Naturally I couldn't resist and was delighted to find Nyree and her parents all busying themselves round a home made garden moth trap lab. I was sorry I only had time to photograph this Lilac Beauty and not stop to admire the many other specimens they had already put in tubs. Thanks Nyree!
This is a blog of natural history notes maintained and moderated by members of the management committee of the INHT: Fiona MacGillivray, Martin Armstrong, David Webster, Andrew Kent, Isobel Freeman, Bernard Hannett, Danielle Vessey and Alistair Hutchison, and our Centre Managers, Mandy and Fiona assisted by Beth and Jenny.
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