More Balsam bashing

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We did some more Himalayan Balsam removal this week at Moorhouse Woods – CLICK HERE for more information.

Came across the little moth above which I found quite interesting because it had considerably long antennae. After some research I found out that it is a male Longhorn Moth (Nemophora degeerella). They are named so because of their long antennae and the males actually have the longest antennae of all British moths, ranging up to five times their body length (the female’s antennae are much shorter).

Also saw a Blackcap whilst working, a distinctive greyish warbler which is primarily a summer visitor (though more of these birds are increasingly spending the winter in the UK).

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Chris | National Trust

Chris | National Trust

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