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|
|Buttockspire Wood||SP646415||6:00pm||Richard Baylis||Dotted Chestnut and other early spring moths|
|Twywell Hills & Dales||SP938772 - visitor car park||7:45pm||Mark Hammond||Mottled Grey|
|Saturday 1st June||Fawsley Estate||SP565570||8:30pm||James Skinner||Annual Northants Wildlife Trust BioBlitz|
|Stanwick Lakes||SP967715 - visitor car park||9:00pm||Mark Hammond||Obscure Wainscot, Alder Kitten, Dotted Fan-foot|
|June - dates TBC||Kelmarsh Estate||TBC||TBC||Mark Hammond||Survey work as part of PhD for student at Moulton College - volunteers for assistance required|
|Thursday 18th July||Borough Fen Duck Decoy||Contact Paul Waring for details at least one week prior to this event. Booking essential. Joint meeting with Peterborough Biological Recording Group||TBC||Paul Waring||BENHS Field Meeting|
|Friday 19th July||Harrington Airfield||SP775771||8:45pm||Mark Hammond||Grassland species|
|Saturday 10th August||Polebrook area||Private Site - please contact Mark Hammond or Phil Horsnail to book a place||8:15pm||Mark Hammond||Moth Night 2013, White-spotted Pinion|
|Friday 13th September||Mark Hammond|
Some of the group members may be arranging specific trips to
other counties to see moths that do not occur in
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.