Trips 2007

Please contact the organiser to check that the event is going ahead before you set off, especially if the weather looks unsuitable.  Trips may be postponed or cancelled at very short notice.

Night time moth trapping sessions will convene shortly before dusk (unless otherwise stated below). The organisers will remain at the stated meeting point for approximately 15 minutes after the time listed below. As most events involve driving from this meeting point into the site, we cannot guarantee access after that time.

A full list of species recorded will be placed on this site shortly after each trip. Click on each "Location" to view these as links become active.

Please note: Our field events take place mostly at night, outside, and involve 240v/13 amp electrical equipment running mercury vapour lamps. As the bulbs can run at high temperatures there is a very small chance that they may explode and cause injury to persons near to the equipment. Furthermore due to the sometimes rough and uneven terrain on the sites that we are surveying there is a potential risk of injury as a result of tripping, falling or colliding with unseen objects, etc. The group and organisers accept no responsibility for accidents that occur on the trips and all persons attending field meetings do so entirely at their own risk. We also give no guarantee that a qualified first-aider will be present at any field meeting. The organisers usually carry a mobile telephone but reception may be poor or absent depending on the site. Please remember to bring a torch and wear suitable footwear and warm clothing. Children are welcome, but we must ask that an adult supervise them at all times. We hope that anyone interested in moths will give us a try and look forward to seeing you at any of the following events.

Day & Date Location
(click link for results)
Meeting Point & Time Organiser Target Species
Saturday, 31 March 2007 Hazelborough Forest SP660431 (just off the north-bound slip road off A43) at 7:00pm Mark Hammond Dotted Chestnut
Saturday, 14 April 2007 Evenley Wood Garden SP596350 at 7:30pm Chris Williams Dotted Chestnut & under-recorded area
Friday, 18 May 2007 Easton Hornstocks TF013008 at 8:30pm Mark Hammond Early Tooth-striped
Saturday, 19 May 2007 Twywell Hills & Dales Reserve car park SP937772 at 8:00pm Gavin Boyd British Entomological & Natural History Society field meeting. NB: Daytime activities are also included in this event.
Friday, 1 June 2007 Stanwick Lakes SP970713, just off the roundabout on the A45 at 8:45pm Mark Hammond Obscure Wainscot
Friday 15 June 2007 Easton Hornstock - Cancelled TF013008 at 8:45pm John Ward The Coronet
Friday, 22 June 2007 Everdon Stubbs - Cancelled SP604566 at 9pm Richard Baylis Rivulet & under-recorded area
Friday, 29 June 2007 Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire TL563705 - 8:15pm in car park (at the latest please). Contact Phil to book a place Phil Horsnail Marsh Carpet, Reed Leopard, Lappet, Least Carpet, Dentated Pug, Reed Dagger & Silver Barred
6 or 7 July 2007

Northampton Golf Course - Cancelled

To be arranged. Please contact Phil to book a place Phil Horsnail Biodiversity Action Plan species
Friday, 13 July 2007 Barnack Hills & Holes - Cancelled TF073048 at 9pm Mark Hammond Lunar Yellow Underwing
Saturday, 11 August 2007 Stanwick Lakes SP970713, just off the roundabout on the A45 at 8pm Mark Hammond National Moth Night
Saturday, 1 September 2007 Evenley Wood Garden SP596350 at 7:30pm Chris Williams Devon Carpet & under-recorded area
Saturday, 8 September 2007 Stanwick Lakes SP970713, just off the roundabout on the A45 at 7pm Mark Hammond Webb's Wainscot


Additional notes for 2007: -
The moth group has obtained permission to conduct a survey of the moths of Stanwick Lakes during 2007. This site was first visited by the group in 2006, and a number of promising areas were identified.Our target is to record 300 species of macro moth by the end of the year. If this target is achieved it will doubtless produce some interesting moths both for the site and for the county. Anyone is welcome to become involved in helping with this survey to any extent even if it is only by the reporting of day flying moths seen whilst walking in the park.

This coming season some of the group members will be arranging specific trips to other counties to see moths that do not occur in Northamptonshire.
An advance notification of these outings will appear on the trips board in due course.

Please contact John Ward or Mark Hammond for further details.

We would like to acknowledge the co-operation that all of us have received from the Forestry Commision and other land owners to record on their properties.