You can brush up your identification skills, help on a conservation task, see a rare species or just enjoy a beautiful site.
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Join Rangers and local moth recorders as they empty the moth traps which have been running overnight. This event is free to attend, though a car park fee is payable on entry to the park.
Join the West Midlands Branch on a walk around Baggeridge Country Park, where we are hoping to see White-letter Hairstreak butterflies and Six-belted Clearwing moths. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.
Join the Highlands and Islands Branch on a field trip aiming to find the impressive larvae of the Kentish Glory moth, which is only found in the central and eastern Scottish Highlands. It used to be found in southern Britain, hence the name, but hasn’t been seen there since about 1970.
If the weather is favourable Sychnant gives a great night's moth trapping wuth a good chance of seeing Ashworth's Rustic and Weaver's Wave moths. Set traps for 9pm and stay as late as you will, or view the catch the next morning at 11am at the house, when there will be good photo opportunities. Meet at Pensychnant Centre (SH751770).
Join the Dorset Branch on one of two guided walks in the stunning south Dorset landscape and a chance to help with the Big Butterfly Count.
This course introduces the subject of butterflies and moths in a practical and enjoyable way.
Discover the marvellous moths caught in live traps set overnight on the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve (NNR), followed by a search for day-flying moths and butterflies as time and weather allow. You can also find out how you can take part in this year’s Big Butterfly Count.
This course will be based at Juniper Hall, which nestles in a valley of the North Downs close to Box Hill, with a backdrop of woodland and rolling chalk grassland habitats. It is aimed at anyone - total beginners to those with more advanced knowledge - who would like to learn more about identifying moths from chalk and limestone grassland habitats.
Mothing in fabulous mixed woodland; this event will no doubt produce an exciting plethora of records!
Enter the mysterious world of night creatures! This will include setting up sugar and light traps to attract moths - which we will release unharmed after identification - and using detectors to pick up ultrasound of hunting bats.
Join us for a bumper Moth Night with some six lights in various areas - we are hoping for 100+ macro moths!
These two woodlands are seldom visited by BCNI and are certainly under-recorded in terms of lepidoptera.
This event will be part of an open day held by Highland Liliums Garden centre. If weather conditions are reasonable, a good variety of moths should have been caught in the traps placed in the surrounding area the night before. EARLY JULY - LATE AUGUST; DATE TO BE CONFIRMED
Saturday 30/07/2016 (20.30) - FENNY COMPTON TUNNELS
Moth Night (FREE) led by David Brown
There are outcroppings of limestone in the Tomintoul-Glenlivet area which support a lime-loving flora which is very localised in the Highlands. Our moth trapping will target such an area near Tomintoul since it is possible that there are moth species present whose foodplants are part of the lime-loving plant community.
Get up close and personal with bats and moths - come and dispel all your fears of these intriguing animals!
Join the Highlands and Islands Branch for a look through moth traps as part of the reserve’s annual monitoring of Dark Bordered Beauty moth, found at only three locations in Scotland. Last year, the moths were so late to emerge that none were seen at this event in late July but there were plenty of other moths to enjoy. This year, the event is a bit later in the season, so hopefully we will see our target species.
Join the Gloucestershire Branch to see what moths have been recorded in the overnight traps at this jewel of a reserve.
Join the Herts and Middlesex Branch for a moth evening.
Join the East Scotland Branch moth trapping in Coire Fee. This event is for experienced moth-ers only.
Join the Wiltshire Branch at Stanton Country Park for one of three moth events being run here this summer. This is an ideal event to bring children who are interested in wildlife. Owls may be heard and Bats should be seen.
Saturday 13/08/2016 (20.00) - COUGHTON PARK
Moth Night (FREE) led by David Brown
Join the Dorset Branch and Dorset Wildlife Trust at 9am for an inspection of the overnight moth trap followed at 11am by a butterfly walk looking for Grayling butterflies and other wildlife.
This Field Studies Council course will consist of illustrated talks with colour slides, daytime field visits to a variety of habitats and overnight mercury vapour lights run in the extensive wooded grounds at Kindrogan. Help and advice will be given on identification, ways of recording and classification.
The Speyside Centre provides a sheltered car park surrounded by woodland. Moth traps will be run here the previous night and we will see what we catch. Hopefully, moths may be attracted by the range of flowers in the garden centre.
An opportunity to see some colourful late summer moths in the wooded areas of Harestanes Country Visitor Centre.
Join the Gloucestershire Branch at this Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust event at Slimbridge. Though far less well known than their day-time cousins, there are 50 times more moths than butterflies, they are much more diverse, and their stories are much more amazing.
Come along to see how we trap & record moths and find out why we do it.
Clyde Bat Group are also attending to take you on a bat walk & tell you about bats.
Join us in search of some migrant moths in the beautiful Kilcoan Gardens