Dr Phil Smith: Wildlife notes October 2020

Moon Fly (Mesembrina meridiana),  Ravenmeols logs, 15/10/2020

October is normally the second wettest month of the year but this one was exceptional. Due to a persistently energetic North Atlantic Jet-stream, it rained in Formby on 22 days, some of that contribution being from two named storms. The 3rd was the wettest day recorded in England since records began in 1891, though we didn’t have a particularly large amount of rain here. The result was that the water-table at the Devil’s Hole blowout came up 28cm (nearly a foot) during the month, flooding the slack.


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