A report of wildlife sightings from the western edge of Maidstone, Kent. I note anything of interest in the vicinity of my home in Barming and from walks into work at the East Malling Research Station along the edge of Barming Woods and down to Ditton. Occasionally, when time allows, I get out to Ditton Quarry, a rich habitat hemmed in by residential and industrial developments on one side, but with open countryside on the other.
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Wednesday 15th August 2012
A new moth for the Research Station caused a mini-twitch. A Red-belted Clearwing was found by Ross on a apple tree (its host plant). An elusive and fascinating little critter.