Trips 2012

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
Saturday 14th April Hazelborough Forest SP660431 (just off the north-bound slip road off A43) 7:15pm Richard Baylis Dotted Chestnut - postponed due to access problems
Saturday 2nd June Holdenby House SP694680 at entrance to grounds. (Restricted access - please book with Richard prior to event) 8:15pm Richard Baylis Red-necked Footman - cancelled due to bad weather forecast
Friday 15th June Sandy Spinney Quarry SP929778 - Please note that this even is not open to the public and is being hels on private land. Please contact James prior to attending. 8:15pm James Skinner Annual Northants Wildlife Trust BioBlitz
Saturday 23rd June Stanwick Lakes NR EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO HEAVY RAIN FORECAST 8:30pm Mark Hammond Moth Night 2012
Saturday 30th June Holdenby House SP694680 at entrance to grounds. (Restricted access - please book with Richard prior to event) 8:30pm Richard Baylis Ongoing survey
Friday 6th July Sunderland Wood SP754799 8:00pm James Skinner Ongoing survey - cancelled due to poor weather. Possible reschedule TBA
Saturday 21st July Scotland Wood SP737780 8:00pm James Skinner Ongoing survey
Saturday 11th August Polebrook area Private Site - please contact Mark Hammond before Wednesday 8th to book a place TBC Mark Hammond White-spotted Pinion

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.