Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th September 2019, 7:00pm-11:59pm

Contact

  • Richard Walker or Jane Jones
  • Richard Walker 01704 876747 or rbkvwalker@gmail.com. Jane Jones 01254 248832 or jcjmail@aol.com.

54.19161224091, -2.8009868279942

Four events have been jointly organised by the Lancashire Moth Group and Lancashire branch of Butterfly Conservation to celebrate the 20th anniversary of National Moth Night.

Events along the Sefton coastline

Please contact Richard Walker 01704 876747 or @email for joining instructions and timings. In the event of rain, sessions will be cancelled. Note specific event requirements!

National Moth Night. Thursday 26th September 2019

Anyone interested in joining Richard Walker on the National Trust site at Formby (part of the Sefton Coast SSSI) either bringing their own traps and generators or as observers are welcome. There will be a limit on the number of trapping spaces available so interested parties should book early.

National Moth Night. Friday 27th September 2019

Anyone interested in joining Richard Walker on the Altcar MOD site at Hightown (between Liverpool and Formby) either bringing their own traps and generators or as observers are welcome. Richard needs to know names and car registrations in advance as paperwork and permission for the camp Commandant has to be completed before the evening. Proof of identity may be required at the Guard House. Joining instructions and timings will be sent to those involved. In the event of troop night exercises it may be possible to meet at a different venue.

National Moth Night. Saturday 28th September 2019

Anyone interested in joining Richard Walker at the Discovery Centre, Ainsdale (part of the Sefton Coast SSSI) either bringing their own traps and generators or as observers are welcome.

Events in North Lancashire

Please contact Jane Jones on 01254 248832 or @email to register an interest in this event or ask any questions.

National Moth Night. Friday 27th September 2019

Gait Barrows NNR, Silverdale. Meet just before 7pm at the car park to walk to the shed area. Parking is very limited on-site so car sharing is essential. Leighton Moss car park can be used.

Night-time Moth Events - general advice and information

Moth trapping events take place in the dark and there are a few things that you will need to bring so that you have a safe and comfortable evening:

- a torch (don’t forget to check the batteries are not running low)

- warm clothing (even if it is a hot day, it can get chilly after dark)

- suitable footwear (please ask if you are unsure what is suitable for a particular event)

- something to drink and perhaps a snack to eat

- insect repellent (may be useful as mosquitoes can be a pest sometimes)

- dark glasses (you may wish to bring these as the light from the moth traps is very bright)

Please try to arrive at the advertised time, take care of your own personal safety and listen to the short introductory briefing by the event organiser about any hazards in the area such as electric cables, slippery paths etc. Children are most welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian if under 16. If you have any queries before the event please contact Jane Jones on 01254 248832.