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Rare moth found at our first conservation credit site

Earlier this month, with great excitement, we were told that a rare moth had been recorded at the first conservation credit site set up by Environment Bank! In 2013 work began at Earth Trust’s ‘Bushey Bank’ to restore 2ha of degraded lowland calcareous grassland. Funding for the project, which will be ongoing for 15 years, was provided by a local developer via a purchase of credits that secured biodiversity compensation required under a planning obligation set by the Vale of White Horse District Council.

This is only the 6th time the Liquorice Piercer moth (photo by Marc Botham) has been recorded in the county this century - an impressive indicator that significant improvements are already being seen at a habitat restoration site that is finally receiving the funding it truly needs.

Read more about Bushey Bank on the Earth Trust website here: http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/…/Biodiversity…/BusheyBank.aspx

Liquorice Piercer moth