This Saturday the MMG (Montgomeryshire Moth Group) is holding its first mothing event of 2017 at Dolforwyn Woods Nature Reserve, just north of Newtown. This has proved to be an excellent site in the past and we’re hoping for all those early spring species to turn up and perhaps one or two more unusual species, who knows! 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
Event Date: Saturday 1st April
Target Species: Early Spring species
Event Time: 7:00 onwards, at the upper reserve car park (the meet time of 6:30 stated on the website is incorrect).
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.
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.