Field Trips 2017


Booking onto events:
• Please notify the organiser - at least a couple of days prior to the event to alert them to your intention to attend. Events are prone to late cancellation due to inclement weather, so "booking-in" with the organiser may avoid turning up to a soggy location only to find yourself on your own!
• 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.
• Please arrive on time - most sites need to be secured from unauthorised public ingress, and as such outer gates will need to be locked behind the party. As most events involve driving from this meeting point into the site, we cannot guarantee access after that time.
• We hope that anyone interested in moths will give us a try (or even participate - bring a trap) and look forward to seeing you at any of the following events.

Safety 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 a responsible adult supervise them at all times.

Feedback:
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.

NB: Further events and details may be posted here in due course

Day & Date Location
(click link for results)
Meeting Point Time Organiser Target Species / Notes
Saturday 17th June 2017 Castor Hanglands NNR

TF1250201676, just inside the entrance.
Please book-in with Paul Waring at least one week prior to this event.

8:00pm Paul Waring In conjunction with BENHS Field Meeting
The Concolorous Photedes extrema
Sunday 18th June 2017 Swaddywell Pit, Langdyke Trust site, near Helpston TF1160003167 just inside the site entrance on the road from Marholm, just past Willowbrook Farm Shop and the two cottages on the opposite site of the road.
Please book-in with Paul Waring at least one week prior to this event.
8:00pm Paul Waring In conjunction with BENHS Field Meeting
The Concolorous Photedes extrema
Saturday 24th June 2017 Horton Woods & Meadows To be confirmed. Contact NBRC before the event to get latest info 8:00pm James Skinner BioBlitz - in conjunction with Northants Biodiversity Records Centre
Saturday 22nd July 2017 Castor Hanglands NNR

TF1250201676, just inside the entrance.
Please book-in with Paul Waring at least one week prior to this event.

8:00pm Paul Waring In conjunction with BENHS Field Meeting
Sunday 23rd July 2017 Swaddywell Pit, Langdyke Trust site, near Helpston TF1160003167 just inside the site entrance on the road from Marholm, just past Willowbrook Farm Shop and the two cottages on the opposite site of the road.
Please book-in with Paul Waring at least one week prior to this event.
8:00pm Paul Waring In conjunction with BENHS Field Meeting
Tuesday 25th July 2017 Borough Fen Duck Decoy TF196081 past Moores Farm along Decoy Road.
Please book-in with Paul Waring at least one week prior to this event.
8:00pm Paul Waring In conjunction with BENHS Field Meeting
Saturday 14th October 2017 Fermyn Woods SP964859 at pull-in opposite Glider Club entrance. 5:30pm Mark Hammond Moth Night
           

Some of the group members may be arranging specific trips to other counties to see moths that do not occur in Northamptonshire.
An advance notification of these outings will appear on the trips board in due course.

Please contact 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.