This Saturday the MMG (Montgomeryshire Moth Group) is holding the annual ‘Moth Night’ event at Coed Y Dinas Nature Reserve. It is a joint event in conjunction with Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust (MWT) who will be bat recording on the night. We have never held a moth trapping event at this site before, therefore we don’t quite know what will turn up, but we are hoping to record some species associated with water loving plants, like Wainscot and China Mark species. The weather looks ‘set fair’ for the weekend, so please come along and join us for what I hope will be an excellent evening’s mothing.
Full event details are:-
Venue: Coed Y Dinas Nature Reserve.
Target Species: Species associated with water.
Event Date: Saturday 5 July 2014.
Event time: 8:30 at reserve car park car park.
Directions: From Welshpool head south on the A490 for about a mile and a half and the reserve entrance is just before the roundabout on the left. Reference: SJ221052
Montgomeryshire Moth Group (MMG) is an independent voluntary group of people interested in moths. All ages are welcome to attend events whether experts or beginners.
This year all the events are light trapping events. We set up the light traps at dusk to attract moths and then release them after identification.
As with all our evening events, please bring a torch and wear suitable outdoor clothing.
You are welcome to join us for as much of the evening that suits you, we are likely to stay for several hours. However, in case of cancellation, due to poor weather or unforeseen circumstances, always ring or e-mail to check the event is on before joining us.
Please note that some sites are not easy to find, so please make sure you know where the venue is before you set off.
All the best,