Highland Clubin Forest Moth Trapping

Highland Clubin Forest Moth Trapping
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Grid reference NH997614. OS sheet 27 (Nairn, Forres & surrounding area)

Organiser: BC Highland Branch

Target Species: Kentish Glory

Time: 8.30 pm

Meeting place: Culbin Forest, Wellhill Car Park. Grid reference NH997614. OS sheet 27 (Nairn, Forres & surrounding area).

Description: A late evening/night-time moth trapping event targeting Kentish Glory at various locations within Culbin Forest with the opportunity to view other spring moths. This event was well attended in 2012 but the weather was very cold. Only one moth was caught (not a Kentish Glory!) but at least a Kentish Glory egg batch was seen. Let’s hope for warmer conditions this year.

Approx duration: Until approximately midnight but may continue later if conditions are good.

What’s needed: A torch and warm clothing, you may also wish to bring something warm to drink.

Any other information: The date will be decided nearer to the time based upon the weather forecast, but with the preference being for Friday April 26. If the weather looks inclement for that night then the event will be put off until the following night Saturday April 27. If that whole weekend looks inclement then Friday May 3 is the back-up. Please telephone Mike Taylor a couple of days prior to the event to confirm the date.

Leader name: Mike Taylor with Mark Wynn.

Leader contact details: Telephone Mike on 01479 831060 or 07753 607287. 
E-mail: mst.taylor@btinternet.com