Field Trips 2014

Booking onto events:
• Please notify the organiser - at least a couple of days prior to the event to alert them to your intention to attend. Events are prone to late cancellation due to inclement weather, so "booking-in" with the organiser may avoid turning up to a soggy location only to find yourself on your own!
• 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.
• Please arrive on time - most sites need to be secured from unauthorised public ingress, and as such outer gates will need to be locked behind the party. As most events involve driving from this meeting point into the site, we cannot guarantee access after that time.
• We hope that anyone interested in moths will give us a try (or even participate - bring a trap) and look forward to seeing you at any of the following events.

Safety 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 a responsible adult supervise them at all times.

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.

NB: Further events and details will be posted here in due course

Day & Date Location
(click link for results)
Meeting Point Time Organiser Target Species
Friday 2nd May 2014 Bucknell Woods (Hazelborough Forest Complex) SP660451 8:00pm Richard Baylis Dotted Chestnut, Scarce Prominent, Great Prominent
Saturday 17th May 2014 Halse Copse and Meadow, near Helmdon Booking essential. Please contact James for details of meeting point and to book a place. 8:00pm James Skinner NWT BioBlitz - NB this site may be affected by the HS2 rail line development
Saturday 24th May 2014 Borough Fen Duck Decoy Contact Paul Waring for details at least one week prior to this event. Booking essential. Joint meeting with Peterborough Biological Recording Group 8:00pm Paul Waring BENHS Field Meeting
Saturday 31st May - To be confirmed Pocock's Wood Contact Paul Waring for details at least one week prior to this event. Booking essential. 8:00pm Paul Waring BENHS Field Meeting
Friday 13th June 2013 Bucknell Woods (Hazelborough Forest Complex) SP660451 8:00pm Richard Baylis  
Friday 27th June 2014 Castor Hanglands - CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER TF125017 8:30pm Ron Follows Concolorous survey

Friday 4th July 2014


SP803511 opposite entrance to Salcey Lawn. Contact the organiser nearer the time - as event will be scheduled depending on weather

8:30pm Mark Hammond Moth Night - in conjunction with VC24, Bucks Moth Group
Friday 15th August 2014 Bucknell Woods (Hazelborough Forest Complex) SP660451 7:00pm Richard Baylis  
Saturday 23rd August 2014 Twywell Hills & Dales Reserve car park SP937772 at 7:30pm 7:00pm James Skinner  
Friday 5th September 2014 Everdon Stubbs SP604566 6:45pm Richard Baylis Dusky-lemon Sallow
Saturday 20th September 2014 Bucknell Woods (Hazelborough Forest Complex) SP660451 6:15pm Richard Baylis Pale-lemon Sallow

Some of the group members may 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, Wildlife Trust and other land owners for allowing the group to record on their properties.