Daytime Moths of Worcestershire
This one-day course will be for people of all abilities from beginner to much more advanced. We will be searching for moths in the very varied habitats of Bishops Wood (both macro-moths and micro-moths) by day using techniques such as sweeping, pheromones, beating netting and searching plants for larvae, eggs and mines etc. We will introduce these skills to people who heaven’t used them before, but also advance the skills and identify moths for the more experienced. This is the perfect opportunity for people to move away from their moth trap and learn the field-craft skills of searching for moths at different stages of their lives by day. There is a real need to have more peole out there skilled in this field craft, maybe this will include you?
Dave Grundy is an experienced naturalist and wildlife consultant specialising in bird, butterfly and moth surveying. He has a particular interest in micro moths and regularly leads training courses and public events in this Lepidoptera group, as well as in other natural history subjects. Since 2003 he has organised and administered the Garden Moth Scheme, which now covers over 300 gardens across Britain and Ireland. The scheme monitors changes in the fortunes of common moth species and uses the data as indicators of environmental change.
How to Apply
To book a place on this course, please visit the FSC website or contact the centre directly on 01299 250513.
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1st June 2019 at 9:30am
Field Studies Council
Nature & Wildlife
Bishops Wood, Worcesterhsire, United Kingdom