Nature Notes

Yongnuo YN24EX

For the last 10 years I have been using a Canon MT 24 EX Twin-lite macro flash, taking 1000s of images with various macro lenses at magnifications up to 7X as well as using it as a fill flash, and mixing flash and long exposures. Earlier this year after 10

LED Moth Trap

Building a simple and inexpensive LED light trap for moth recording using 12v ultra-violet LED tape. (for an update on this see Part 2) A few years ago I looked into building a light trap using LEDs which were just starting to become available with outputs in the ultra-violet (UV)

Nature Notes

While the evenings are still dark and cold I have been looking back through some ant specimens I took last year. Looking at a supposedly male Myrmica sabuleti I found under a stone a Roundton Hill I was surprised to see it had some characteristics of a female, as well

Nature Notes

A few days ago we went to the RSPB reserve of Ynys Hir, not many miles as the Raven flies, but a trip over the Cambrian Mountains to a different habitat, and to what can be a quite different climate. This time the visit was a bit disappointing, though we

Nature Notes

Mid-winter with few signs of any seasonal change, apart from the catkins on a few hazel trees opening. These mainly seem to be from plantings, with genetics unsuited to the local climate, the native hazels, with a few exceptions, wait a few weeks until the days are definitely lengthening. The