Our previous moth events are usually morning occasions, however we’re doing something a bit different this time! Join us for a fantastic evening of moth spotting at the beautiful Hay Bridge Nature Reserve. Challenge the experts to identity the many different moths as they land. (All moths will be released unharmed the following morning).
Come out with us (if you dare!) into the dark, for an amazing experience watching moths being attracted into traps by ultra-violet light. We will also be experimenting with a few alternative methods, using wine ropes and sugar solutions, to encourage the moths to feed, allowing us to observe them in situ. Using different methods means we can attract a wider variety of moth species.
Intrigued? Come along and find out more, it will be a fascinating way to spend a Saturday evening.
Due to the nights being shorter around this time of year, we won’t be switching on the traps until after 10.30pm. If conditions are good, be prepared to stay until the early hours, up to 1am is possible, but a late night isn’t obligatory!
The following morning, Sunday 2nd July, will be the second part of the mothing event, Moth Morning, when we will be opening the traps to view and identify the moths from the previous evening, all of which will then be released. There will then be a leisurely walk around Hay Bridge Nature Reserve, guided by local moth and butterfly experts and enthusiasts.
The Sunday morning moth trap opening and guided walk can be booked separately here and will start at 10am, at Hay Bridge.
You are welcome to join us for either the moth trapping evening on Saturday 1st July, the moth trap opening and Hay Bridge walk on Sunday 2nd July, or why not come to both.
Both events are free to attend but we ask that, if you are able, a donation is made. This will be split between Rusland Horizons Trust to support its future activities, and Hay Bridge Nature Reserve for the generous use of its facilities.
Children are welcome if aged 12 years and older. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Book your place for the moth trapping evening now by clicking on the 'Book Now' button below.