Trips 2004

We would advise you to contact the organiser (or via John Ward or Mark Hammond) to check that the event is going ahead before you set off. If the weather proves too unpleasant, trips may be postponed or canceled at very short notice.

Night time moth trapping sessions will convene shortly before dusk (unless otherwise stated below), but it may also be prudent to contact the organiser prior to the event to ascertain exact details.

Note that the trips to record Red-tipped Clearwing will be daytime events using pheromone lures and very dependent on fine weather.

A full list of species recorded will be placed on this site shortly after each trip. Click on each "Location" to view these as links become active.

Please note that our field events take place mostly at night, outside, and involve 240V/13 amp electrical equipment and potentially hot light bulbs. These may pose potential risks of injury as a result of tripping, falling, colliding with unseen objects, etc. We make no guarantee that a qualified first-aider will be present at any field meeting. The organisers usually carry a mobile telephone but reception may be poor or absent depending on the site. Please remember to bring a torch and wear suitable footwear and warm clothing. Members are reminded that they attend field meetings at their own risk, as individuals. Children are more than welcome, but we must ask that they be supervised by an adult at all times. Finally, we hope that you find these events enjoyable and we hope to see you at one or more of the following events.

Date Location Meeting Point & Time Organiser Target Species
26 March 2004 Bedford Purlieus South of site at TL038986 Philip Horsnail Barred Tooth-striped
23 April 2004 Easton Hornstocks TF013008 at 7:45pm John Ward Early Tooth-striped
22 May 2004 Collyweston Deeps TF005036 (pull-in on opposite side of road) at 8:45pm Philip Horsnail National Moth Night - Fox Moth, Beautiful Brocade
5 June 2004 Glapthorn Cow Pastures (click on "Trap results 2004" records for details) TL006903 (on track) at 10:45am Gavin Boyd BENHS field trip. Afternoon session to follow visiting Short Wood and Southwick Wood.
5 June 2004 Glapthorn Cow Pastures (click on "Trap results 2004" records for details) TL006903 (on track) at 8pm Gavin Boyd BENHS field trip. Bring a moth trap!
11 June 2004 Old Pond (nr Yardley Chase) SP876550 at 9pm Philip Horsnail  The Concolorous
18 June 2004 "Wonderworld Site" (NR Corby)




25 June 2004 Priors Hall Quarry ("Wonderworld Site" near Corby) SP918913 at 9:15pm. NOTE: change of meeting venue - now along Gretton Road, opposite Weldon Lodge John Ward Obscure Wainscot
27 June 2004 Castor Hanglands TF125017 at 1pm Paul Waring Joint BENHS and English Nature trip to record Orange-tailed Clearwing and Yellow-legged Clearwing , followed by searches for moth larvae using sweeping and beating techniques
9 July 2004

Salcey Forest

SP803511, opposite entrance to Salcey Lawn - 9:00pm Mark Hammond Heart Moth, Great Oak Beauty
17 and/or 18 July 2004 Titchmarsh Lakes NR TL007812 (lakes car park) at 12pm Mark Hammond Red-tipped Clearwing
23 July 2004 Badby Wood SP565589 at 8:45pm Philip Horsnail Under recorded area
6 August 2004 Fermyn Woods SP965859 at 8:15pm Mark Hammond White-spotted Pinion
21 August 2004 Titchmarsh Lakes NR TL007812 (lakes car park) at 8pm Mark Hammond

Webb's Wainscot

17 September 2004 Yardley Chase SP875545 at 7pm (no admission after 7:15pm as we will be driving into the Chase from the meeting point) Jeff Blincow Pale-lemon Sallow & Dusky-lemon Sallow
15 October 2004 Hazelborough SP660431 (the old road, now the north-bound sliproad off A43) at 6pm Mark Hammond

Primarily to confirm presence of Dotted Chestnut. Also, Autumnal Moth, November Moth ssp & Chestnuts at sugar

5 November 2004 Newbottle Spinney SP517367 at 4:45pm Mark Hammond Plumed Prominent