Field Trips 2015

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 may be posted here in due course

Day & Date Location
(click link for results)
Meeting Point Time Organiser Target Species
Friday 22nd May 2015 Bucknell Woods (Hazelborough Forest Complex) SP660451 8:00pm Richard Baylis  
Friday 29th May 2015 Everdon Stubbs SP604566 8:30pm Richard Baylis  
Saturday 6th June 2015 Polebrook Lodge (nr Ashton Wold) TL093872 along Lutton Road 8:30pm James Skinner NWT BioBlitz - Private site, please book in advance with James

Friday 12th June 2015 POSTPONED:
Now Friday 19th June

Castor Hanglands TF125017 8:30pm Ron Follows Concolorous survey

Saturday 15th August 2015

Sywell Reservoir SP834651 - Ranger's Office 8:00pm Mark Hammond
or Darren Seaman

Friday 14th August 2015
Now Friday 21st August

Everdon Stubbs SP604566 8:00pm Richard Baylis  
Friday 28th August 2015 Bucknell Woods (Hazelborough Forest Complex) SP660451 7:00pm Richard Baylis  
Thursday 10th September 2015 Abington Park, Northampton SP777616 7:30pm Peter Terry Friends of Abington Park event
Saturday 12th September 2015 Stanwick Lakes SP967715 - visitor car park 6:30pm Mark Hammond Moth Night
Saturday 26th September 2015 Borough Fen Duck Decoy Contact Paul Waring for details at least one week prior to this event. Booking essential. TBC Paul Waring BENHS Field Meeting

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 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.