Saturday 12th June 2021 Biodiversity survey St Michael's graveyard
We are so grateful to John Owen who is a postgraduate student at Harper Adams University studying insect ecology. John set up a moth trap on Friday 11 June and we got over 50 moths the next day – 23 different species.
In addition we used "Picture This" to do a shrub and tree survey and pitfall traps to monitor ground dwelling insects. We used a net food cover to monitor bush dwelling insects.
Lots of beetles and springtails in the pitfall traps.
Crane flies (we think) in the bushes.
Trees: cherry plum, yew, small leaved lime, ornamental cherry, holly.