Saturday, 28 June 2014

A date for your diary....

Or rather, dates. Moth Night (previously known as National Moth Night) runs this year from 3rd to 5th of July.  So you can trap on any or all of those nights and, of course, record day-flying moths too. And if you don't have a trap the porch light can often be a good substitute. Or just go out with a torch to search for moths feeding at flowers.

The focus this year is on woodland moths, so if you can record from or near an area of woodland or scrub please do.  Of course records from any habitats are welcomed.  Woodland is our richest habitat for moths, home to around two-thirds of the UK's larger moth species, including many rare and specialist species. Many woods have never been surveyed for moths. Last year Sam bravely took on the time-consuming task of collecting all Carmarthenshire records and adding them to the Moth Night website. This year we are hoping that everyone will submit their own records to the Moth Night website -    www.mothnight.info

It may be just me, but I haven't been able to log on to the Moth Night website for the last week or so. Hopefully this is just a temporary glitch and you will be able to add lots of exciting records when the time comes. 

Looks promising tonight so just going to put out the trap....

Mat


 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Mat for reminding us - and thanks again to Sam for his efforts last year. I`ll probable send an email out to all known Carms moth-ers in due course, so that those who do not regularly view the blog are reminded.
    Hope you had a good catch on Sat night Mat. I did n`t trap - just too tired (with tons of jobs to do!). I did a home trap on Fri though, with one good catch....will blog later.

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