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Join BCNI and Antrim’s Biodiversity Officer to hunt for beasties on the wing in the Castle Gardens!
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.
BCNI team up with Lagan Valley Regional Park for a foray into the world of butterflies and moths.
Moth traps in the morning followed by a butterfly walk #ButterflyCount
Join us for this suitable-for-families Grand Moth Night with up to 6 powerful MV lights and 100+ species guaranteed! Bring warm clothing & stout footwear.
Several moth traps will be run during the previous night as part of RSPB’s annual monitoring of the rare Dark Bordered Beauty moth which is only found on three sites in Scotland and one site in England.
Moth traps set the night before will be opened at this nursery and pick-your-own fruit farm.
Fairburn Estate has very kindly given permission for BC to hold this outdoor meet in Glen Orrin. The target species is Scotch Annulet which has been recorded in the glen for the last two years, so moth traps will be put out the night before.
We will be exploring the Castle grounds as well as looking at the marvelous moths caught at the site the night before.
Come and help us set up some moth traps before our Butterfly hunt tomorrow.
Discover the amazing variety of moths caught in the live traps set up overnight in the woods on the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve, followed by a search for day-flying moths and butterflies as time allows.
Time to explore the moth traps before getting started with the #ButterflyCount
There will be moths to see and you can pick up copies of the Big Butterfly Count charts #ButterflyCount
An exploration of Eden Allotments to go hunting for bugs and beasties and to put out moth traps around the site.
Join BCNI to explore this Woodland Trust community woodland, kindly supported by Carrickfergus Council.
BCNI are delighted to team up with Ballyeamon Camping Barn and the Causeway Coast and Glens Landscape Partnership to bring you a moth night extravaganza.
Join us in the magnificent setting of Falkland Palace to find what moths are living in the orchard and gardens.
Find out who we caught last night in our moths traps, before a trip out across the hills for a ramble and #ButterflyCount
Chaddesley Wood Moth Night
Visit our stand near the circular herbaceous borders where we hope to have some moths on display from the previous night’s trapping.
Search for the caterpillars of the rare Small Chocolate-tip moth, recently rediscovered in the Borders.
Come and see butterflies at their peak flying time!
Discover the nocturnal inhabitants of the Battlehill, including finding out how to use smelly mixtures and bright lights to attract moths plus bat detectors to locate and identify bats. A local astronomer will also be on hand with a telescope to view the wonders of the night sky (or demonstrate what would otherwise be visible if it is cloudy)!
Join BCNI at the ‘Big Wild Camp-out’ event in Cultra - expect moth talks and releases and take part in some of the last #ButterflyCount for this year's Big Butterfly Count. TICKET ONLY EVENT
Join us in Devilla Forest to see what moths live in this great forestry location.
Join us for a morning of moths and butterflies, including breakfast in the farm tearooms.
Come and see our stall at The Far Forest Countryside Show! We will have a live moth display and will be organising family butterfly hunts around the showground.
Get up close and personal with bats and moths. Come and dispel all your fears of these intriguing animals.
St Cyrus National Nature Reserve is home to a huge variety of butterflies and moths, but many people miss the moths that fly at night. Join local experts to discover the amazing diversity of moths and listen out for night hunters including owls and bats with a bat detector!