I`ve had in mind doing some form of shelter for sometime now and, recently, I asked the talented odd-job man/builder/carpenter who I`ve had working weekly on a house for the last two years to make me a couple of shelters for my traps, especially as there was both spare wood and clear corrugated plastic that had been used to make a mini-greenhouse.
The removable plastic top fits snugly onto the folding back and sides, locking the latter into place; the sides and back are open to allow access to the trap by moths and the clear plastic allows light to be seen from above. The trap is positioned with the sloping roof facing the predominant wind/rain direction (normally SW or W in this part of the world).
The only complication was finding a special hinge that allowed the wooden framework to fold absolutely flat for storage.
These covers, which (size-wise) are suitable for both my actinic and MV traps would have been useful for Storm Callum last weekend, when I mostly missed out on rare migrants due to non-trapping. The lower cross bars of the wooden framework are deliberately set at the very bottom in order to allow `ballasting` in high winds.