Category Archives: Ainsdale Local Nature Reserve

A stroll through Ainsdale Dunes.

Today was bright and sunny although rather cold so I decided to do just a short walk to pass away a couple of hours. I drove north for just a few miles to park at the Ainsdale Discovery Centre and … Continue reading

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A snow storm in June.

A snow storm in June!. Not really but it looked like it. I was up at Ainsdale Local Nature Reserve to witness the irruption of the White Satin Moth. Thousands of these day flying moths emerge together and walking amongst … Continue reading

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White Satin Moths at Ainsdale.

The past few days has seen the emergence of hundreds of White Satin moths at Ainsdale. This event, known as ‘an irruption’ is very localised and occurs over an area not much bigger than a football pitch. From Mid-May onwards … Continue reading

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A study in Purple and Pink

  Yesterday I was back at Ainsdale Local nature Reserve.          The irruption of White Satin Moths that I witnessed last  week  was all over and all that remained were a few dead bodies and empty pupa cases.  However there was … Continue reading

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