Join the midnight mass for moths

The moth: a nightime butterfly

According to a recent article on the BBC website, nocturnal bats and moths are facing a “crisis” of survival.

Both the Butterfly Conservation and Bat Conservation Trust are urging people to take part in the “National Moth Night” on May 15th, to help aid research into both species and their habitats.

Our local “National Moth Night” is being held at Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW starting at 7pm.

If you can’t make it down to the public event, then why not take the advice of the conservationists and set up your own moth and bat watch night in your back garden? You don’t need to own fancy recording equipment, as simple household concoctions can work just as well. Items such as sugar, wine-ropes,  blossom and even bright lights can all attract moths to your garden.

So give it a go, and send any information you record to National Moth Night for the chance to win some great prizes.