Trips 2010


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 26th March Glapthorn Cow Pastures TL006903 6:30pm Mark Hammond Small Eggar
Saturday 24th April Old Sulehay TL054984 8:00pm Ron Follows Early Tooth-striped
Saturday 15th May Stanwick Lakes SP967715 - visitor car park 8:30pm (8pm if with traps) Mark Hammond National Moth Night combined with a "Bat survey night"
Saturday 15th May Borough Fen Duck Decoy Entrance gate to the decoy, which is TF199081. From the B1443 Glinton-Newborough road simply take the north arm of the crossroads at the Decoy Pub, heading for Moores Farm, carry on beyond the farm and round the 90deg bend, right down the track to the far end. The final stretch is along a grass track to the right of the farm house 8:00pm Paul Waring National Moth Night combined with a BENHS Field Trip
Friday 28th May Geddington Chase SP898843 - at pull-in on A43 north of Geddington village 8:30pm (please be prompt) John Ward / Mark Hammond False Mocha
Friday 4th June Easton Hornstocks TF013008 9:00pm James Skinner Pauper Pug (Fletcher's Pug)
Saturday 5th June Bradlaugh Fields SP765636 9:00pm James Skinner & Derek Larkin NWT BioBlitz
Friday 18th June Ravensthorpe Reservoir SP675711 9:00pm Richard Baylis Under-recorded grid square
Saturday 26th June Yardley Chase Please contact Jeff Blincow for admission details to this site Please contact Jeff Blincow for admission details to this site Jeff Blincow Survey Update
NB: The site has restricted access and only Northamptonshire Moth Group Members are invited. Due to restricted access, this event will finish at 4am
Friday 9th July

Polebrook/Ashton Wold

Access not granted - watch here for update

Please contact Phil Horsnail for admission details to this site Please contact Phil Horsnail for admission details to this site Phil Horsnail Recently under-recorded grid square
Saturday 14th August Easton Hornstocks TRIP CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER 8:30pm James Skinner September Thorn
Friday 20th August Irchester Country Park TRIP CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF PUBLIC INTEREST 8.00pm Derek Larkin Ongoing survey - rescheduled event
Saturday 11th September Whittlewood Forest SP709428 7:30pm Richard Baylis Under-recorded grid square
Saturday 18th September Fermyn Woods Country Park Outside The Skylark Cafe: SP952849 7:30pm - but please book with Hilary beforehand Hilary Monk Friends of Fermyn Woods Country Park Moth Trap & Barbeque. 2 entrance fee. People can bring some food to BBQ or picnic

This coming season 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 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.