7th November 2003
Due to the cold clear conditions, the Northamptonshire Moth Group trip to Newbottle Spinney (SP53) resulted in only two common moths being recorded. As the area is under-recorded both were new to the grid square.
17th October 2003
The Northamptonshire Moth Group trip to Fineshade (SP99) resulted in fifteen species being taken, the most significant moth being Red-green Carpet C. siterata. Records for this species have markedly increased throughout the county over the past decade.
19th September 2003
The Northamptonshire Moth Group trip to Ravensthorpe Reservoir (SP67) resulted in sixteen species being taken; nothing of any significance.
15th August 2003
The Northamptonshire Moth Group trip to Pitsford Reservoir (SP77) resulted in thirty-nine species being taken. The most significant moth seen was a singleton of the immigrant Bordered Straw H. peltigera.
18th July 2003
The Northamptonshire Moth Group trip to Fermyn Woods (SP98) resulted in seventy-four species being seen. The most significant moths were singletons of Fen Wainscot A. phragmitidis and False Mocha C. porata, both local in the county.
13th June 2003
The Northamptonshire Moth Group trip to Salcey Forest (SP75) resulted in seventy-five species being recorded. There were no species of particular note. After several years of decline in this former stronghold, it is perhaps significant that The Concolorous P. extrema was not seen. It was also not recorded at a Humbug meeting at Woodwalton Fen on 20th June 2003.
9th May 2003
The Northamptonshire Moth Group trip to Hazelborough Forest (SP64) resulted in a 28 species catch. Notable species included one Scarce Prominent O. carmelita, the first record of the species in the forest and in the grid square. Also recorded, eighty Great Prominent P. anceps, already known from the site and easily the most common moth on the night. This is further confirmation that this species comes to light more readily than other moths of late spring when cool clear conditions prevail.
Old Sulehay Wildlife Trust Reserve
18th April 2003
The Northamptonshire Moth Group trip to Old Sulehay Wildlife Trust Reserve (TL09) resulted in a 25 species catch. This included three Small Waved Umber H. vitalbata, local in the county and two Frosted Green P. ridens, a moth more associated with the county's southern woodlands.