Virtual Moth Social 2021

Lancashire Moth Group & BC Lancashire Branch, Friday 26 March 2021, 7pm–8.30pm via Zoom. Online talk by Dr Phil Sterling ‘A Window into the World of Caterpillars’ - macro-moth and micro-moth life histories.

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Moth Night 2021

The Moth Night team is excited to announce the dates and theme for the next Moth Night, which will take place over the three nights of 8th - 10th July 2021. The theme for the 2021 event is Reedbeds & Wetlands.

Reedbeds and wetlands are important habitats for all sorts of wildlife and occur throughout the British Isles. July is a particularly diverse time for moth populations in these habitats so why not get out to your nearest site and see what is on the wing? To encourage daytime activities, we are also going to be accepting records made during daylight hours and we will have a range of prizes to give away for some of the more exciting captures and for random participants.

Public events

2020 was a difficult year for events due to the ongoing coronavirus situation. We are monitoring this very closely and at present we are optimistic that public events will form part of Moth Night once again in 2021. We will only promote public events if it is safe to do so and will be providing more information on this as the situation develops.

About Moth Night

Moth Night is organised by Atropos, Butterfly Conservation and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and is the annual celebration of moth recording throughout Britain and Ireland by moth recording enthusiasts.

Put the dates of 8th to 10th July 2021 in your diary and look out for more information about the event coming soon, including public events and prizes.

The Moth Night Team

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 or text contact details to 07532 433043. A special effort will be made on the National Moth Nights and if you have a suitable garden we can use for leaving an overnight trap, please let Pete know.