Highlands Moth Night 2013 at Loch Fleet NNR

Highlands Moth Night 2013 at Loch Fleet NNR
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Grid Ref NH806955, OS Sheet 21 (Dornoch, Alness & Invergordon area)

Moth Night 2013 has as its theme Tiger Moths and we might be lucky and find some Garden Tigers at this time of year. There should also be good prospects for various sand dune specialities such as Archer's Dart, White-line Dart, Coast Dart, Straw Underwing and the recently discovered Lyme Grass.

Time: 10.00 am

Meeting place: Car park at Littleferry, Golspie. Grid Ref NH806955, OS Sheet 21 (Dornoch, Alness & Invergordon area)

Description: Loch Fleet NNR is host to a good variety of coastal moth species as well as many of the more widespread ones. In addition it is the most northerly site on the east coast for the Grayling and also has good numbers of Dark Green Fritillary while the second generation of Small Copper should be on the wing at this time.

Approx duration: The moth trapping part of the event will maybe take an hour or more and this will be followed by a hunt for butterflies along the track used for the Loch Fleet Butterfly Transect.

What’s needed: The usual range of clothing and footwear to cope with the vagaries of the Highland climate and a packed lunch if you plan staying for the afternoon.

Leader name: Tony Mainwood Leader contact details: Tel: 01408 633247. 
E-mail: tony.mainwood@btinternet.com.