Field Trips 2022


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 access, and as such outer gates will need to be locked behind the group. 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 can accept no responsibility for accidents that occur on the trips and all persons attending field meetings do so entirely at their own risk. We 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.

Feedback and Results:
A list of species recorded will be placed on this site shortly after each trip. Sometimes this takes a few days for everyone attending to send in their own lists. Click on each "Location" to view these as links become active.

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

Please notify the organiser prior to the event to alert them of your intention to attend

Most sites are locked and secured once the group enters

Chasing old records of False Mocha - you just never know...
Day & Date

Location

(click link for results after event)

Meeting Point
Assume all locations are "locked-in" and thus anyone wishing to attend with moth traps please arrive at the meeting point just ahead of the time shown to ensure access, as the site will be secured as we enter

Meeting Time
Organiser Target Species / Notes

Saturday 23rd April 2022

Bulwick Estate woodland - Private estate - limited numbers/booking essential

Please book with Mark for details

6:30pm

Mark Hammond

Re-wilding survey

Saturday 7th May 2022

Fermyn Woods/Brigstock Country Park

Main car park (SP952849)

7:00pm

Susannah O'Riordan

Beds & Northants Butterfly Conservation Moth Night

Sunday 8th May 2022

Brigstock Country Park

Skylark Cafe (outside seating area)

9:00am

Susannah O'Riordan

Moth Breakfast, followed by a Butterfly Walk starting at 10:30am - BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Thursday 19th May 2022

Salcey Forest

TBC

7:00pm

TBC

Moth Night 2022. Chasing old records of Marbled Pug

Friday 8th July 2022

Fineshade

"Horsebox Car-park", near Top Lodge (SP978983)

7:30pm

Mark Hammond

 

Saturday 9th July 2022

Fineshade

Top Lodge (SP979982)

9:00am

Susannah O'Riordan

Moth Breakfast, followed by a Butterfly Walk starting at 9am - BOOKING ESSENTIAL,

Saturday 6th August 2022

Salcey Forest

Opposite Salcey Lawn (SP802510)

7:30pm

Mark Hammond

The Mocha (one reported in the VC24 part of Salcey in 2021)

Saturday 27th August 2022 - now Saturday 3rd September 2022

Bulwick Estate Woodland - Private estate - limited numbers/booking essential

Please book for details

6:30pm

Mark Hammond

Re-wilding survey

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.