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Celebrate spring moths, Dawn Chorus and butterflies
During the three separate events this weekend we will be looking for Kentish Glory and Small Dark Yellow Underwing, also Netted Mountain Moth. Please come along to one, two or all!
Enter the wonderful world of butterflies & moths & find out how you can help them. We will first unveil last night’s live moth trap catch to see some spring-flying species found in the area, then drive (car sharing encouraged) to the nearby Cambus O’May bridge car park for a short walk (approx. 2 miles/3km) to find Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies, a speciality of the Cairngorms.
We have been invited by SNH to take part in an all day event they are planning at Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, Aviemore.
'Raiders of the Park', a bat and moth evening at Wilton Park Lodge, Hawick. A Borders Nature Festival event
Our Catfield Fen Reserve will once again be open to members and the public for Swallowtails.
Join us to look through moth traps run the night before!
Further targeted light-trapping to ascertain the current status and distribution of Pine-tree Lappet moth in the Kiltarlity area.
Moth trapping and guided butterfly walk on Dorset's first butterfly reserve
A group from BC Highland branch memorably discovered Blomer’s Rivulet here in 2013. This was the first time the moth had been recorded in Scotland! This year we hope to confirm its presence and get a better idea of how widespread it is in the area.
Moth traps will be set on Friday evening with public examination on Saturday morning at 10.00am.
Trapping will take place on Thursday night, and there will be opportunity to observe moths caught on previous evenings. In association with SWT.
Discover fritillary butterflies at Carroglen Burn and see last night's moth catch as well!
National Moth Night - Moth Trap inspection and Guided Walk
National Moth Night and Guided Walks on restored landscape
Join lots of people all over the British Isles in recording the moths we find to contribute to this year’s national ‘Moth Night’ survey. We will open up light traps set in Drum’s wildlife garden & old wood last night to discover the marvellous moths of all shapes, sizes, colours & patterns at rest inside.
This year we will be holding our National Moth Night event in Martin and Barbara Woodcock’s large and varied private garden near Wiveton.
National Moth Night and Guided Walks inckuding a walk for beginners/learners/new members
A look through the traps for moths caught in a variety of slightly different woodland habitats on this Woodland Trust property. Possibility of visiting some local butterfly sites in the area in the afternoon if the weather is reasonable.
Moth trapping and guided walks including a walk for new members and beginners
Come and find out more about the wonderful world of moths. The event will include an introduction about moths and how to attract them, moth traps and other attractants.
Find out about the butterflies and moths in this interesting mixed habitat, including the recently arrived Small Skipper.
Ashworth's Rustic is a sub species unique to this area. We will be setting traps at 9pm on Saturday. View the catch Sunday morning at 11.00am
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.
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.
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.
Search for the caterpillars of the rare Small Chocolate-tip moth, recently rediscovered in the Borders.
Visit our stand near the circular herbaceous borders where we hope to have some moths on display from the previous night’s trapping.
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)!
Get up close and personal with bats and moths. Come and dispel all your fears of these intriguing animals.