Moths and Gugh

Allan Goddard, one of our house mates ran a moth trap last night  – here are 3 of the rarer immigrant moths.

This is a female Gem – often recorded on Scilly – much scarcer elsewhere.

This is a Dark Sword Grass

This is a Scarce Bordered Straw

Many of the gardens on the Islands currently have this rather splendid flower – the Red Angel’s Trumpet – a highly poisonous / haluncenogenic  plant related to the Daturas or Thorn Apples

In the afternoon we went over to Gugh – here is remains of the old now dis-used quay

This is an old kelp pit (where the seaweed was burnt to produce potash and soda used in the glass and soap industries) north west of Kittern Hill on the coastal path

In the last couple of years the Wildlife Trust have created a path to and cleared and area around this old Bronze Age burial chamber known as Carn Valla – I’ve not seen this before – good to see it revealed

At high tide Gugh is separated from St Agnes so you have to time your crossings – today we didn’t ….

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