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12 July 2016

Greathough Brook, Piano Corner

Grid Ref SO621154

 

This was a follow-on to the surveys done at Greathough during May. This time the area is in full summer abundance making it very overgrown down to the stream. We had the Gloucestershire Moth Recorder with us and he had laid his moth trap the night before. There were an amazing 27 different types of moths found in the trap, some of which were very abundant especially the Buff-tip moth which looks like an old broken twig!.

We split up to cover the stream from the top to the bottom end taking note of flora and fauna. We were lucky enough to see a couple of Common Lizards sunning themselves on an old log.

 

 

 

 

The moth trap is being inspected by the team.

 

 

 

 

Old egg boxes are kept inside the trap for the moths to settle in overnight.

 

 

 

 

These are our results and we think that they show how diverse the wildlife is here.

 

 

 

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