First of the 'three' this morning was opening the moth trap, it went a bit chilly overnight - hardly June is it??? - so we weren't over-hopeful of a good catch. It was immediately apparent that there were a few Heart and Darts in there - 14 came outin the end. We had a bit of a palaver with this tiny Straw Dot giving us the run around before it eventually succumbed to the lens.
Looks like the cold winter has damaged our Sabellaria 'reefs'; normally the worms don't allow the growth of seaweed and you can see where the waves have damaged part of the structure - several patches were like this. we hope that there are still some worms still alive to keep this interesting UK BAP species/habitat going.
Where to next? Back to the patches, wonder what we'll find...could be absolutely anything...
In the meantime let us know howmany different groups of animals/habitats got investigated in your outback today