The following includes events to which members of Butterfly Conservation (Lancs Branch), Lancashire Moth Group and members of the public are welcome to attend (unless stated otherwise).
It is advisable to check that outdoor events are taking place with the organiser of each event, as detailed below:
2017 events will be added as they are announced. Watch this space.
Belted beauty Count 16th April 2017
This is the annual survey of the only viable Belted Beauty colony remaining in England. The meeting starts at 10.30am Sunday 16th April 2017, gathering beforehand in the Potts Corner Car Park (SD413571) just
north of the saltmarsh where the moth can be found. The meeting will go ahead regardless of the weather and is expected to last for a couple of hours at the most.
Pre-booking is not required – just turn up! If you happen to be late just head south from the car park – you’ll see us on the marsh.
Be prepared for cold, wet and windy conditions.
Waterproof walking boots or wellies are strongly recommended.
On occasions a charge for parking has been levied but is unlikely to exceed £1.
The count has been arranged to avoid the highest tides but the area is still very muddy with some deep, water-filled channels. Those attending are asked to take care when moving around on the marsh.
There is no guarantee that moths will be found but it would be surprising if that were the case. We usually find a few and on occasions have counted several hundred.
Organiser Steve Palmer – 01772 861570 email@example.com
General - North Lancashire Moth Trapping Sessions
If you live in the north of the county and wish to attend a moth trapping 'sheet and light' session, please contact Pete Marsh . Pete specialises in the coverage of the Hindburndale and Roeburndale oak woodlands and (if suitable) moorland moth trapping in north Bowland and on the limestone at Leck as well as some very good private sites. Venues depend on wind conditions so please contact PMrsh123@aol.com or text contact details to 07532433043. A special effort will be made on the National Moth Nights 8th-10th September and if you have a suitable garden we can use for leaving an overnight trap, please let Pete know.