Join our Conservation Leader for a morning walk at Wild Ken Hill, recording the marvellous moths that have been out and about the previous evening, learning about moth trapping.
Inspecting light traps that have been running overnight, you’ll enter a new realm of British wildlife. There’ll be a huge variety of moths – from tiny micro moths smaller than a finger nail to impressive and colourful hawk moths.
In each case, you’ll learn to identify the moths and understand why they pick up such charismatic names – Figure of Eighty, Common Footman, Marbled Clover to mention but a few. July and August are particularly diverse time for moth populations so there should be plenty get up close to.
Perhaps by the end you’ll be persuaded to do some trapping of your own?
Start Time: 07:30 (please arrive 15 minutes before the start time)
Duration: Around 1 hour and 15 minutes
- Tour typically on foot. Possible vehicle use in bad weather.
- Moderate walking pace with frequent stops. Moderate fitness is best to cope with walking on uneven ground. There are a small number of hilly slopes with gradients no steeper than 20%.
- Walking distance: 1-2 km
- Tour is weather dependent; strong wind or rain may result in a postponed event
- Tour will go ahead in almost all weathers, so please dress accordingly. Trousers, sleeve-length tops and robust shoes are required in all weathers, as the ground is uneven and the long grass can be wet or scratchy. In wet or cold weather, a warm waterproof coat and wellington boots are required.
- Covid-19 secure.