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||Time||Organiser||Target Species|
|Friday 25th March||Glapthorn Cow Pastures||TL006903||6:30pm||Mark Hammond||Small Eggar|
|Saturday 2nd April||Brigstock CP / Fermyn Woods||Outside The Skylark Cafe: SP952849||7:15pm||John Ward||Dotted Chestnut|
|Saturday 7th May||Holdenby House Gardens||SP690682 (Restricted access - please book with Richard prior to event)||8:15pm||Richard Baylis||Trip cancelled due to heavy rain forecast.|
|Saturday 28th May||Ring Haw||TL053980||8:30pm||Ron Follows||NWT Bat & Moth session|
|Friday 10th June||Sunderland Wood||SP754799||8:30pm||James Skinner||Ongoing site survey|
|Saturday 25th June||Borough Fen Duck Decoy||Contact Paul Waring for details||Paul Waring||BENHS Field Meeting|
|Friday 1st July||SP690682 (Restricted access - please book with Richard prior to event)||9:00pm||Richard Baylis||Trip cancelled due to BBC film activity!|
|Saturday 2nd July||Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows||SP949698||9:00pm||James Skinner||NWT BioBlitz|
|Saturday 9th July||Sutton Heath||Contact Paul Waring for details||Paul Waring||BENHS Field Meeting|
|Sunday 10th July||Wilsons Orchard, Abington||Magnolia Close: SP786608||11:00am||Mark Hammond||Red-belted Clearwing|
|Saturday 16th July||SP765636||9:00pm||Mark Hammond||Wood Carpet - Cancelled due to poor weather|
|Saturday 23rd July||Old Sulehay / Ring Haw||Contact Paul Waring for details||8:00pm||Paul Waring||Public Moth ID workshop|
|Saturday 30th July||Ring Haw||TL053980||8:30pm||Ron Follows|
|Saturday 6th August||Barnack Hills & Holes||TF073048||8:30pm||Ron Follows|
|Friday 12th August||Irchester Country Park Event||SP909660||8:30pm||Derek Larkin||Cancelled due to lack of support.|
|Friday 19th August||Sunderland Wood||SP754799||8:30pm||James Skinner||Ongoing site survey|
|Saturday 10th September||Holdenby House Gardens||SP690682 (Restricted access - please book with Richard prior to event)||7:15pm||Richard Baylis||Ongoing site survey|
|Saturday 17th September||Brigstock CP / Fermyn Woods||Outside The Skylark Cafe: SP952849||7:30pm - but please book with John beforehand||John Ward||Friends of Fermyn Woods Country Park Moth Trap event. Further details TBC.|
Some of the group members may be arranging specific trips to
other counties to see moths that do not occur in
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, Wildlife Trust and other land owners for allowing the group to record on their properties.