Rain stops play. Moth Night CANCELLED

Unfortunately a forecast of heavy rain has meant that we have had to cancel our Moth Night event advertised to take place at Polzeath on 11 September. Despite some moths still flying about in the rain, it doesn’t make for very fun trapping weather!

The slight silver lining to this news is that there is a whole wealth of information on the interweb to help you get out and do some mothing in your own time at home. Any you don’t necessarily need any expensive kit at all! Here’s two very inexpensive methods of luring moths from your garden (images found on the Wildlife Trusts website):

Moth trap (light trap)

Moth trap (wine ropes)

Here’s a few links to other useful sites with information on how to start mothing and printable ID guides for the more common species that you might come across:

http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/node/91362

http://www.mothscount.org/uploads/Garden%20Moths%20leaflet%202010%20(book-style).pdf

http://www.mothscount.org/uploads/How_to_start%20_mothing.pdf

http://butterfly-conservation.org/ and http://www.mothscount.org/

Lets hope September throws a bit more dry weather our way!

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