This Saturday the MMG (Montgomeryshire Moth Group) is holding a mothing event at Dolforwyn Woods Nature Reserve, just north of Newtown – we’re targeting autumn migrant species and with an air flow from a south westerly direction, we might just get one or two species. This is our last event of the season, so please come along and join us for what promises to be a terrific evening’s mothing at this superb woodland site.
Full event details are:-
Venue: Dolforwyn Woods Nature Reserve.
Target Species: Autumn migrants.
Event Date: Saturday 25 October 2014.
Event time: 6:00 onwards, at the trapping site.
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 the parking area area. Grid Reference: SO158956.
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,