Nature Notes 6 July 2021
Nature reserves may look completely wild, but our 19 reserves across Northern Ireland are actually carefully managed by a dedicated team. We protect, restore and create a mix of habitats where wildlife can thrive.
Umbra Nature Reserve
We set up a moth trap at the Umbra Nature Reserve last week – one of the best sites in Northern Ireland for rare species of moths and butterflies. And it didn't disappoint. We found a hemp agrimony plume moth – the second only time the adult has been seen in Northern Ireland!
We also spotted a male and female drinker, garden tiger, peach blossom, Agapeta hamana, barred straw, archer's dart, common white wave, and burnished brass ~ Andy Crory, Nature Reserves Manager.