Our first mothing event of the year is this Saturday at Coed Pendugwm Nature Reserve, which hasn’t been trapped before at this time of year, so who knows what might turn up. We are hoping to record various spring species, including Oak Beauty, thorn and prominent species and if we’re very lucky a Blossom Underwing (our target species). If you’ve never been to one of these events before, treat yourself, please come along and join us, for a great night’s mothing.
Full event details are:-
Venue: Coed Pendugwm Nature Reserve.
Target Species: Early spring species; Blossom Underwing.
Event Date: Saturday 28 March 2015.
Event time: 6:00 onwards, at the reserve car park.
Directions: from the A458 at Heniarth take the B4389 for approximately half a mile, then on the left take the B4382 for about a mile and a half, where you will turn right towards Pont Robert. Coed Pendugwm is on a minor road a mile north of Pontrobert towards Llanfihangel; follow the brown signs from Pontrobert. Park in the reserve car park down the short track opposite Pendugwm Farm.
Grid Reference: SJ103143.
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,