Highlands Kingussie Moth Weekend Extravaganza!

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Highlands Kingussie Moth Weekend Extravaganza!
Three events: Friday 9th May, 8pm - late; Saturday 10th May, 10.30am - 1pm; Sunday 11th May, 10.30am - 5pm
Insh and Kingussie

Target Species:  Kentish Glory and Small Dark Yellow Underwing, also Netted Mountain Moth.

Background:  The weekend will focus on two of Cairngorm’s scarcest moths.  On Friday evening we will set traps for the spectacular Kentish Glory in Forestry Commission Scotland’s Inshriach Forest and in Glen Feshie targeting clear fell and open areas with stands of suitable birch.  On Saturday morning we will reconvene to check the traps to see what has been caught.  If the weather is reasonable we can then look for adult Kentish Glory in the afternoon and/or look for Small Dark Yellow Underwing.  On Sunday we will look for the elusive and beautiful day-flying Small Dark Yellow Underwing at sites in the Kingussie and Newtonmore area, maybe having split into smaller groups so we can cover more sites.  People can attend any or all events. 

Friday 9th May – 8pm till late

Meeting place:  RSPB Insh Marshes Reserve Office, Ivy Cottage, Insh, PH21 1LF.  Ivy Cottage is in the centre of the village on the south side of the road.  Grid reference NH812016.

Saturday 10th May – 10.30am till 1pm (with option of ending at c5pm if weather is suitable)

Meeting place:  RSPB Insh Marshes Reserve Office, Ivy Cottage, Insh, PH21 1LF.  Ivy Cottage is in the centre of the village on the south side of the road.  Grid reference NH812016.

Sunday 11th May – 10.30am till 5pm

Meeting place:  Ardvonie Public Car Park, Kingussie which is in the centre of the village behind the Duke of Gordon Hotel.  Grid reference NH755007.

What’s needed:  Please bring your own moth traps if you have them on the Friday evening as the more traps/locations we set them the more chance we have of finding Kentish Glory and other spring moths.  Otherwise stout walking shoes, a torch for the Friday night and packed lunch for those staying all day. 

Other Information:  Tea and coffee will be provided at all three events. 

Any other information:  Please contact Tom for more information.

Leader contact details:  Tom Prescott  Email: tprescott@butterfly-conservation.org Tel: 01540 661469.  Mob: 07979 785665.