Trips 2008

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 in Northamptonshire.
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.