The thunder on Saturday night heralded a change to more normal spring weather, but the burst of summer has produced a marked change. In a matter of three or four day the beech trees have leafed up and there has been a dramatic greening of the scene.
The moth trap catches are increasing in numbers and species range. Yesterday’s catch includes several brindled beauty. There was also the first pale pinion of the season. The early spring species are starting to decline in numbers with fewer Quakers and Hebrew character, although fresh frosted green continue to be caught.