Would you like to learn more about the moths of the Inner Forth area, practise your identification skills and contribute to nature conservation this summer?
Join local moth enthusiast David Bryant as we continue to explore and learn about the moths of the Inner Forth area. During each session we will open a set of non-lethal traps left out overnight and identify the catch, recording species as we go. These workshops tie in with ongoing data recording and surveying for Butterfly Conservation's next Moth Atlas (due to be published 2018/19) and are ideal for anyone looking to develop or refresh their knowledge.
The sessions are held in a variety of habitats so as the summer progresses you should see both new moths emerging and moths associated with certain habitats such as woodland or shoreline. By recording the variety of species and number of moths found in different areas we will be helping to build a better picture of moth prescence and/absence throughout the landscape.
No prior experience is necessary and groups are of a small size. Moth ID guides will be available to borrow each morning, but do bring any guides that you have and are used to using. We also suggest you bring a notepad, pen and small camera/camera phone to record species and identification tips.
If you would like to help set up the moth traps the evening before the morning session, please indicate this at time of booking.
Session 1: Saturday 10th June, 08:30 - 10:30 at Kennetpans, Clackmannanshire. Thanks to the Kennetpans Trust for their assistance.
Session 2: Tuesday 4th July, 08:30 - 10:30 at RSPB Skinflats, Falkirk.
Session 3: Saturday 12th August, 08:30 - 10:30 at FCS Devilla Forest, Fife.
Session 4: Sunday 20th August, 08:30 - 10:30 at TBC.