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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Saturday 20 June, 2.00pm, Clocaenog Forest. Joint event with North Wales Wildlife Trust. To see the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary colony and hear about its long term research that Butterfly Conservation has been carrying out. Meet in Bod Petryal car park at SJ037510 before car-sharing into the forest. Leader Jan Miller and Clare Williams(BC). Booking essential as numbers are strictly limited, first come first served!; please book with Ian Gorton firstname.lastname@example.org ,Tel; 07966 154608
Friday 3rd July, 8:30 - 11:30pm
Nightjars and Nightlife at Cors Bodgynnydd
An event with North Wales Wildlife Trust, walking around this upland bog to hear and hopefully see a Nightjar, followed by moth trapping (if the Nightjars haven’t eaten them all). Uneven, wet paths. Bring a torch and midge repellent!
Meet at Cyffty Mine, SH773588. Details from David Lee 01248 681268
Saturday 4th July, 2.00pm, Newborough Warren led by Andrew Graham and Ian Gorton
Join Ian Gorton and Andrew Graham to explore several different species of butterfly at this coastal dune nature reserve. Meet at the main car park to the reserve. Booking is essential as this event will be weather dependent.
Sunday 5th July 2014, 2.00pm, Large Heath search at Grid Ref SH852538 Swch Maes Gwyn
This is a chance to see the rare Large Heath butterfly. Those wishing to attend this visit are advised to contact Ian Gorton on 07966 154608 to reserve a place as booking is essential. Please call Ian prior to setting off on the day to check that the visit is still going ahead. Wellingtons are essential. This event is not suitable for young children due to the boggy ground at the site.
Friday 10th July, 9:30 - 11:30pm
Glow-worms & Moths of the Great Orme. A guided walk with North Wales Wildlife Trust to learn about these fascinating beetles. The Welsh for glow-worm is Tn Bach Diniwed - Innocent Little Fire. This is magical. Followed by moth trapping. Path uneven with steps. Bring a torch! Meet at West Shore by the boating lake, SH770821. Booking essential with Mark Sheridan 01492 583820
Weekend 11th - 12th July Ashworth’s Rustic Weekend
Ashworth’s Rustic and Weaver’s Wave are endemic to the mountains of North Wales: These sub-species occur nowhere else in the world. We will be trapping for these Sychnant specialities and other rare moths. Set traps 9:30pm and stay as late as you will, or be lazy and see the catch 11am on Sunday at the house with a cuppa. Meet at Pensychnant House. Details from Julian at Pensychnant (01492) 592595
Friday 17th. July 10pm to 12 midnight Moth Trapping in Wepre Park . Joint event with Flintshire Countryside service and North Wales Wildlife Trust. Meet at the visitor centre, (just up path from car park on Wepre Drive ) bring warm clothing, torch and strong footwear. Contact email@example.com tel 07775 406876. Booking is essential as this event will be weather dependent.
Weekend 8th - 9th August
Moths at Plas yn Rhiw
A privileged opportunity to trap for moths at the National Trust’s property, Plas yn Rhiw on Lleyn. This house has beautiful cottage gardens and is beside the coastal soft-cliffs; so hopefully some good moths. Try ‘dusking and set traps 9pm and and stay as late as you will, or be lazy and see the catch 11am on Sunday. Meet at Plas yn Rhiw. Details from Julian at Pensychnant 01492 592595
Friday 11th - Saturday 12th September National Moth Night
Set traps around Pensychnant at 9pm and stay as late as you will, or be lazy and see the catch 11am on Saturday at the house with a cup of tea. I will convince you that moths are not just boring and brown (some are brown, but none are boring!) as we examine the previous night’s catch. Good photo opportunities. Details from Julian at Pensychnant (01492) 592595