Local patch

Our house borders a local nature reserve in the Peak District. My patch is a really nice area with a variety of habitats including rough grassland and deciduous woodland so a really good place for wildlife. Over the 4 years we’ve been here, we’ve recorded around 70 bird species and over 200 moths. I regularly set a Skinner Moth Trap in the garden which I’ve started this year and we’ve had some great species including a Vestal which was the 4th record for Derbyshire! This year I’ve also started doing butterfly surveys on site, and the totals go to the county recorder. I will post here with pictures of birds and other wildlife, and you can see my moth trapping totals in the moth trapping section too!