Monday, 30 April 2012

Micro Moths Field Guide

Adding to Douglas's earlier post regarding this much-anticipated new field guide, it is due for publication on May 31st, RRP £29.95.

You can order it in softback from British Wildlife Publishing
for £26 plus £2 p&p (or £45 plus p&p if you are feeling flush and want the hardback version).

If you would like to support the Group by ordering from Amazon via easyfundraising it will cost you the RRP but FREE SuperSaver delivery.  The Group will then benefit by almost 75p for the softback or £1.12 for the hardback version.

Get buying!!


Sunday, 15 April 2012

New field guide

Just like any county, here in Montgomeryshire, micro-moths are under-recorded, certainly if you compare that with the macros. This may be partly because of lack of resources available, with no complete book covering everything, until now.

The new ‘Field Guide to the Micro-moths of Great Britain and Ireland’ is due to be published this May and has been written by Phil Sterling and Mark Parsons and illustrated by Richard Lewington. It said to cover over 1000 species, just omitting those species that look identical on external characteristics (i.e. most of the Coleophora). The book will be laid out very similar to its companion book by Waring and Townsend on the macros; detailing similar species, foodplant, etc, but also with individual distribution maps with each species.

Hopefully this new guide will encourage more of us to move even further into micro recording. As I’ve said the guide is thought to be due out next month, for around £30. I'm sure it will hugely increase the interest in micros in the county and hopefully make it much easier for recorders to identify them.


Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Dolforwyn Woods event

At the Dolforwyn Woods event last Saturday evening 25 moth species were recorded.

The full report/species list is now on the website and can be found here.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Mothing event at Dolforwyn Woods Nature Reserve - Saturday 7th April

Hello All,

Below you will find details of our first mothing event of the year, Saturday 7th April at Dolforwyn Woods Nature Reserve. Please note that the meet time is not 5:30pm as previously advertised, but 7:00pm

Saturday 7th April Dolforwyn Woods Nature Reserve Map reference: SO155958

Bio Blitz’ week – joint moth and bat night.

Meet: 7:00 pm at reserve car park.

Directions: Going north on the A483 from Newtown to Welshpool you will see two signposts for Abermule on the right hand side of the road. Directly after the second signpost take the first left turn, signposted for Dolforwyn Castle. Dolforwyn Hotel is visible as you turn up this lane. Go straight on and follow the lane as it curves right for about 300yds. The reserve track is on the right. Follow the track for about 400yds until you reach a parking area.
This is a joint moth and bat event with Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust. All records will be added to a ‘Bio blitz’ that the trust are doing at Dolforwyn Woods the following weekend, so please come along and support us.

Hope to see some of you at the event.