Moth-er nature at its best in
A WHOPPING 35 different
species of moth were revealed during a unique
wildlife event in Buncrana at the weekend.
The newly-formed Wild Inishowen group ran a field
trip to explore the exciting and varied species of
moths in the area.
The gathering was delighted at Ned's Point on
Saturday as local moth experts George McDermott and
Karl King focused on opening traps set the previous
Buncrana man George McDermott, aka
the town gardener, explains details of the poplar
hawk moth. Photo: Wild Inishowen Facebook
The damp conditions on
Friday "being perfect for a good cache of moths".
Among the 35 different species revealed to the
excited gathering included the stunning elephant
hawk moth; scallop shell moth; buff arches; peppered
moth; clouded border and poplar hawk moth.
"George and Karl were both on top form, giving a
brilliant and informative talk and were both
extremely generous with their time in talking
through all the different moth finds. "There was
also plenty of space for everyone to photograph and
indeed hold some of the amazing species on show,
which made it very special for many people and for
us as well," Wild Inishowen told the growing number
of followers on its great
Facebook page .