Monday 30th May 2022, 10:00am-1:30pm


  • Rebecca Levey

50.9373256, 0.7613619

The Sussex Emerald moth is a rare species on the edge of its range in Britain. Most breeding locations are in Kent but a breeding population has been discovered by finding their larvae just across the county border at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve in East Sussex.

We need help to find out how many caterpillars are living on this reserve, which more accurately indicates their breeding population size than counting the adult moths would do.

We will be providing kneeling pads for people helping with the search of low-growing Wild Carrot plants on shingle for these caterpillars, which are green with a distinctive pink stripe.

We will be meeting at the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve carpark at 10am and will look at which other moths were flying about over the previous night before beginning our caterpillar search. Harbour Road, Rye Harbour, Rye TN31 7TY