Moth Night Friday 18 Sept

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Friday 18th Sept 2009
7.30pm – until late!

We’re hosting an event for National Moth Night 2009 this Friday.

Everyone is welcome. It’s a great event for familes, and a good excuse for the kids to stay up very late. Berkshire Moth Group is organising it, and their members will be able to tell us about the moths we see.

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Bright lights will draw in the nocturnal flutterbies towards ‘moth traps’ which are basically boxes the insects get confused in, much as they would in your house. We let them out in the morning.

We’ll set up a few different moth traps in the beautiful gardens here at the Sheepdrove Eco Conference Centre. Surrounding us are ancient woodlands and water habitats which should hold some very interesting types of moths. Plus the moth traps attract beetles and a whole range of other insect life.

Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

Location: Sheepdrove Eco Conference Centre, Sheepdrove Road, RG17 7UU. Satnav users beware – enter road name NOT postcode.

Directions at www.sheepdrove.com/153.htm 

BOOKING ESSENTIAL: Please call John Lerpiniere 0118 375 1756 (0775 700 1159) especially if weather poor. If you have to leave a message, tell us how many people are coming with you. Thank you!

HINTS for a happy moth night

  • Come wrapped up warm and check the weather forecast.
  • Bring a torch
  • Bring sunglasses – the lamps are amazingly bright!
  • Bring a camera that can take close-ups
  • Have a map and directions with you. (please car-share!)
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