Wivenhoe Watching Wildlife - MOTH EVENT
Well, the weather seems to be settled at last, and the reports from various moth traps are looking more hopeful, so we propose to hold our first mothing session of the summer this coming Friday 7 June.
Venue: Wivenhoe Wildlife Garden, by King George's Field, just up from the car park (we are grateful to the Montessori School for giving us access to their electricity supply)
Time: the trap will be set at 21h00, moths should start arriving with the onset of dark, and we will be there as long as it is worth it, probably around midnight. We will also have a bat detector to see if there are other moth hunters around!
Do come along if you are interested, and if you can't make it, then we will open the trap and release the contents at 10h00 the following morning. Hopefully we may also have a few moths in pots with us from other garden traps which were run overnight.
Everyone is welcome - it would be a good idea to bring a torch, and if you have a peaked cap, please wear it to help shield your eyes from the very bright light.
NO MOTHS WILL BE HARMED AS A RESULT OF THIS ACTIVITY. Of course, the weather is a fickle thing, so please keep an eye on the forum for any last minute changes of plan.