Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Getting next generation interested
Inspired by Isabel (and trapping session at Dyfi Permaculture Trust with her recently) I had a home ed group here yesterday. I put the trap out the previous night, put the catch in jars and covered the trap which we opened when they had all arrived mid morning (taking care to keep all in a shady place as it is so hot). We talked about the moths, studied the ones in the jars and then emptied the trap. We had around 50 species, nothing I hadn't caught before but the children - and adults were enthralled and very enthusiastic. At least one family (the mum and dad were particularly interested) has said they will be getting a trap and will hopefully contribute to future records. I have emailed them lots of info.
Posted by Sally