East Scotland, Borders: Gordon Community Woodland For Emperor Moths And Spring Butterflies

Comma butterfly
East Scotland, Borders: Gordon Community Woodland For Emperor Moths And Spring Butterflies
Saturday 12th May 2018, 10.30am-3.00pm
Gordon Community Woodland

Meet at 10.30 am at the East Gordon car park, turning off the A6105 at East Gordon NT669439, then parking at NT666443 Gordon Community Woodland.

We will be using pheromone lures to attract Emperor Moth males that fly by day. The Emperor Moth is the only British resident silk moth and despite it being fairly common, it is seldom seen, and this is a rare chance to get up close to these fantastic creatures. We will also be looking for Spring Butterflies such as Orange-tip, Speckled Wood and Comma, as well as anything else that we are lucky enough to find. We will have an overnight Moth trap to inspect as well, weather permitting.

Bring some lunch and decent outdoor gear; you just never know what the weather will do. There are multiple flat and easily accessible tracks and paths around the Woodland to explore. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contacts

  • Iain Cowe
    Work01890 818314 or 07775 747838