Please contact the organiser to check that the event is going ahead before you set off, especially if the weather looks unsuitable. Trips may be postponed or cancelled at very short notice.
Night time moth trapping sessions will convene shortly before dusk (unless otherwise stated below). The organisers will remain at the stated meeting point for approximately 15 minutes after the time listed below. As most events involve driving from this meeting point into the site, we cannot guarantee access after that time.
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: Our field events take place mostly at night, outside, and involve 240v/13 amp electrical equipment running mercury vapour lamps. As the bulbs can run at high temperatures there is a very small chance that they may explode and cause injury to persons near to the equipment. Furthermore due to the sometimes rough and uneven terrain on the sites that we are surveying there is a potential risk of injury as a result of tripping, falling or colliding with unseen objects, etc. The group and organisers accept no responsibility for accidents that occur on the trips and all persons attending field meetings do so entirely at their own risk. We also give 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. Children are welcome, but we must ask that an adult supervise them at all times. We hope that anyone interested in moths will give us a try and look forward to seeing you at any of the following events.
|Day & Date||Location
(click link for results)
|Meeting Point (30 mins before dusk unless stated)||Organiser||Target Species|
|Saturday 19th April||Everdon Stubbs||SP604566||Richard Baylis||Trip cancelled|
|Saturday 26th April||Collyweston Great Wood||TF013008 at 19:45hrs||Ron Follows||Early Tooth-striped|
|Friday 16th May||Kelmarsh Hall||Contact Kelmarsh Hall for details||Mark Hammond||Trip cancelled|
|Saturday 17th May||Nr Yelvertoft||SP616767 at 20:30hrs||Richard Baylis||Trip postponed - Balsam Carpet|
|Friday 30th May||Fermyn Woods||SP965859||Mark Hammond||False Mocha, Dingy Mocha|
|Saturday 7th June||Stanwick Lakes||SP970713, just off the roundabout on the A45||Mark Hammond||National Moth Night & Obscure Wainscot|
|Sunday 8th June||Pitsford Reservoir||Fishing Lodge car park, SP787700, at 08:00hrs||Phil Horsnail||"Moth Breakfast"! See moths caught overnight as part of National Moth Night. Breakfast available at a small fee.|
|Friday 13th June||Everdon Stubbs||SP604566||Richard Baylis||Ongoing monitoring programme, Rivulet|
|Saturday 14th June||Thrapston Lakes||SP993792 - 09:00hrs||Mark Hammond||Hornet Moth (by pheromone lure)|
|Saturday 14th June||Fermyn Woods||SP952849 (Brigstock Country Park entrance) - Midday||Mark Hammond||Red-belted Clearwing (by pheromone lure)|
|Friday 20th June||Maidscross Hill, Lakenheath||TL722824||Phil Horsnail||Grey Carpet, Lunar Yellow Underwing, Tawny Wave|
|Friday 27th June||Brampton Valley Way||SP739817||Richard Baylis||The Four-spotted|
|Friday 4th July||Whittlewood Forest -"Deer Park"||TBA||Richard Baylis||Concolorous & other local BAP species. NB: The site has restricted access and only Northamptonshire Moth Group Members are invited. For details contact Richard. Due to restricted access, this event will finish at 4am|
|Saturday 12th July||Old Sulehay||TL054984 at 20:45hrs||Ron Follows||The Suspected|
|Friday 18th July||Evenley Wood Garden||SP596350||Chris Williams||Great Oak Beauty - trip cancelled due to bad weather|
|Friday 8th August||Kelmarsh Hall||Contact Kelmarsh Hall for details - prior booking essential||Mark Hammond||Private event for Kelmarsh Estates|
|Friday 15th August||Elton Bridge||TL085945||Phil Horsnail||White-spotted Pinion - trip cancelled as Elms on this site are no longer viable|
|Saturday 6th September||Stanwick Lakes||SP970713, just off the roundabout on the A45||Mark Hammond||Webb's Wainscot - Trip cancelled due to poor weather forecast and waterlogged site|
|Saturday 13th September||Everdon Stubbs||SP604566||Richard Baylis||Ongoing monitoring programme|
|Saturday 8th November||TBA - Evenley Wood Garden??||SP596350||Chris Williams||Plumed Prominent - Trip cancelled as Chris has moved away.|
This coming season some of the group members will be arranging
specific trips to other counties to see moths that do not occur
An advance notification of these outings will appear on the trips board in due course.
Please contact John Ward or Mark Hammond for further details.
We would like to acknowledge the co-operation that all of us have received from the Forestry Commision and other land owners to record on their properties.