Field Trips 2018


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 28th April 2018
POSTPONED
Saturday 5th May 2018

Buttockspire Wood (Hazelborough complex) SP668410 - Southern entrance along Dadford Road 7:30pm Richard Baylis Scarce Prominent in association with Butterfly Conservation Woodland Wings project
Saturday 19th May 2018 Fermyn Woods Country Park SP964859 opposite Glider Club 8:30pm Mark Hammond Butterfly Conservation: Back From The Brink project - inc Moth Breakfast on Sunday
Sunday 27th May 2018 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.
8:30pm Paul Waring In conjunction with BENHS Field Meeting
Friday 1st June 2018 Swaddywell Pit, Langdyke Trust site, near Helpston TF116032 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.
8:30pm Paul Waring In conjunction with BENHS Field Meeting
Saturday 16 June 2018 Bucknell Woods SP660451 - car park area at entrance to wood 8:30pm Caroline Temple & Mark Hammond

Moth Night in association with Butterfly Conservation Woodland Wings project

Bat Walk at approx 9pm and Moth Breakfast at 8am on Sunday Morning.

Contact Caroline Temple to book

Saturday 23rd June 2018 Fineshade SP978983 9:00pm Mark Hammond

Butterfly Conservation: Back From The Brink project - inc Bat Walk on Saturday & Moth Breakfast on Sunday morning.

Aiming to record Concolorous in different locations in the woodland

Saturday 30th June 2018 Shire Hill/Southwick Wood

TL010920 - along road to the Piggery, running into the south of the woodland

NB: this is a private access site so please book with Mark at least a week prior to this event.

8:00pm

Mark Hammond

Butterfly Conservation: Back From The Brink project

Hoping to record Concolorous in this very under-recorded woodland site. Also targeting some very old Oaks

Saturday 15th September 2018 TBC TBC 7:00pm Mark Hammond Butterfly Conservation: Back From The Brink project - inc Moth Breakfast on Sunday

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.