Wild Wheal Jane
Recent surveys at Wheal Jane by the Cornwall Butterfly and Moth Society have provided some startling results, and support the conclusion that the site is benefitting from a combination of natural regeneration and sensitive management.
A night survey in mid April identified 24 species of moth including an unexpected dark form of the beautiful Yellow Underwing.
A further evening survey during early May, normally a quiet time for moths, identified over 50 species in a single day.
During the past couple of weeks, more excellent results have logged 16 species of butterflies and moths including a stunning male Green Hairstreak (pictured) and examples of the Orange Tip which appears to be common at Wheal Jane.
10th June 2015