Details of all events will be given below. Most events will take place in the morning and involve the opening of moth traps which have been operating over the night before. There will be opportunities to see the moths and learn about their identification. All moths will be safely released after the event. All ages are welcome, beginners or experts, and events are free unless stated otherwise.

Events may be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. Cancellations will be published on this blog so PLEASE CHECK BEFORE SETTING OUT.

Dates for your diary.

National Moth Night 2018

Moth Night 2018 will be held between 14th - 16th June.  The theme is Pyralid Moths and it will be both a day and night event.

More information is available on the Atropos website  HERE

RSPB Ynys-hir.  Marvelous Moths

'Seasonal' moths will be available to view in the mornings of the dates below between 9am and 11am, though we do sometimes over-run.  Traps open from 9am.
These events usually take place on the car park but for anyone wanting to go on to the reserve, normal entry fees apply.

Dates                Possible species (not promises though)
8th April 2018.  Possibles - Red Chestnut, White-pinion Spotted, Early Tooth-stripe, Streamer, Peach Blossom, Lunar Marbled Brown.

27th May 2018.  Possibles - Scorched Wing, Lobster, Ruby Tiger, Alder Moth, Blood-vein, Chinese Character, Eyed Hawkmoth, Pale Prominent, Snout, Oblique Carpet, plus many more.

24th June 2018.  Possibles - Double-line, White Ermine, Willow Beauty, Barred-straw, Peppered Moth, Brimstone, Light Emerald, Poplar Hawkmoth, Elephant Hawkmoth,  Southern Wainscot.

19th August 2018.  Possibles - September Thorn, Copper Underwing, Iron Prominent, Flounced Rustic, Pebble Hook-tip, Setaceous Hebrew Character, Small Fan-footed Wave.