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Bird Watching (UK) - - Your Birding Month -

MOTHS Even the most ar­dent wildlife-watcher may be down­cast by De­cem­ber’s short, mono­chrome days and de­terred from ven­tur­ing forth to ex­plore out­side. Fear not, for in­dulging in an in­doors sa­fari is a good shout this month. My favourite win­ter denizen of our domi­ciles is the many-plumed or Twenty-plume Moth which is at­tracted to light and rou­tinely hi­ber­nates in­doors. The English name comes (con­fus­ingly) from the to­tal of 24 sep­a­rated ‘plumes’ of the com­bined wings.

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