Visit to the moth trap. Light. What could not be imagined might be caught in the bycatch of toxic air. A plume rising no beyond.

Quadrant. The staking out of a square and the counting again and again of what is going on inside. Compare and contrast. Repeat.

Try this now in a funnel of air. Emerges as a  narrative of weather. A question applied differently. A necessary shift in focus.

What might be the taxonomic limits of a radar formerly used to identify enemies in flight? Revisit the datasets.

Heinkel He 112 or Marbled Tortrix? A commitment to a reading of the less charismatic taxa.

Gaps fall open in clothes, handbooks for the identification. Reading as form recognition. Then. Now. Towards an atlas of species.