Friday 2nd June 2023, 11:00am-2:00pm


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Join Butterfly Conservation for an introduction to the world of day-flying moths.

A surprising number of moth species are active by day and are often as brightly coloured and beautifully patterned as butterflies.  Learn how to identify some of our common day-flying moths and discover how you can help our work by recording any moths that you see.  As well as some of the common species, we will also be learning about the rare Liquorice Piercer micro-moth – a small, but beautiful day-flying moth that is best looked for on sunny afternoons flying around its foodplant, Wild Liquorice.  Butterfly Conservation is looking to discover more colonies of this rare species in Northamptonshire, so once you know what to look for, you could help contribute to this vital research.

The session will start with an introduction to some of the day-flying moths we are likely to see followed by a break for lunch then a visit to a nearby site to practice what we have learnt.

Please bring a packed lunch with you and wear suitable clothing for being outdoors in long grass (long trousers and walking boots are recommended). We will provide pots, and identification guides.

Location: Ring Haw Field Centre, off Old Sulehay Road, Yarwell

The session is free, but please book your place by emailing Susannah O’Riordan @email

This event is being run as part of the ‘Building the Links for Rockingham Forest’ project funded by the National Lottery Heritage fund.