|Autumn oak leaf in the rain|
|An all too common sight recently|
|Firethorn berries in the garden|
|Another wider perspective of the first shot from this post|
|One of the many Grey Squirrel's of Wold Garth|
As for moth trapping the weather conditions have been far from ideal to say the least, with either heavy rain or clear and chilly moonlit nights providing scant rewards in the moth trap. Indeed on the 17th/18th just seven moths were recorded, the worst count since early April, though conditions were somewhat better earlier in the month with four new species being added to the year list (247) on the 7th/8th.
Species recorded 7th/8th and 17th/18th October 2013
Red-green Carpet x9, Light Brown Apple Moth x7, Common Marbled Carpet x6, Blair's Shoulder-knot x6, Pale Mottled Willow (NFY) x3, Large Yellow Underwing x3, Beaded Chestnut (NFY) x2, Spruce Carpet x2, Silver Y x2, Red Sword-grass (NFY) x1, November Moth agg. (NFY) x1, Red-line Quaker x1, Lesser Yellow Underwing x1, Copper Underwing x1, and Garden Rose Tortrix x1.
|Golden tinted Beech leaves|
|Oak leaves turning at North Cliffe Wood|
|Bracken and heather on North Cliffe Heath|
|More bracken and heather|
|Fungi in Deep Dale, Bishop Wilton Wold|
|A view of Deep Dale|
Meanwhile I have finally got around to having my camera's filthy sensor cleaned (if you look closely at some of my landscape shots from the Moors you may be able to notice the dirt in some shots, especially those with apertures narrower than f10) and though I was more than happy enough to tolerate this grime it is nice to have a sparkling clean sensor again :-) However the recent grey and wet weather has meant that things have not been ideal for photography but nevertheless I have been able to use the camera for both leisure and other projects almost daily which, since I am happiest with a camera in my hand, has been more than enough to provide some welcome cheer despite the grim overhead conditions.
|Grey Squirrel enjoying some of the fallen crab apples|