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Rare moth found on Warton Crag
We had an exciting email the other day from Pete Marsh, a local bird recorder saying that he had 'the moth equivalent to a lucky dip' up on our Warton Crag reserve. Pete had been going along with his butterfly net, swishing away and caught what could have been any old moth. It turns out though...
15 Jun 2013
Magical moths on a misty morning (by Adam Machin)
There’s a lot to be said for getting up early. Especially when you are visiting somewhere like Leighton Moss. This morning was one of those days where I was thankful the alarm went off so early. The weather had finally taken on a slightly warmer aspect, but more importantly, it was dry. This meant...
8 Oct 2012
Moth Breakfast event this Sunday, 15 July, 8 - 10 am Now I know you don't fancy moths in your cornflakes... This event aims to show you the fascinating world of moths with experts from the Lancaster Moth Group. Booking and payment in advance is essential for this event. The breakfast will...
11 Jul 2012
A marvellous moth breakfast
Some of us had an unusual start to the day with our Moth Breakfast event. We had a chance to look at what had been caught overnight in the sixteen traps set round the reserve and nearby at Myers Allotments by a dedicated team of helpers from the Lancashire Moth Group before sitting down to a welcome...
3 Jul 2011
Moths in the colder nights
More moth info from Brian... In recent weeks, the moths certainly told us that we had an unusually cold spell for this time of year. After good numbers in spring, we reverted to exceptionally low catches in the trap. Late in May we had the lowest count ever for that month-just two moths, a white and...
23 Jun 2011
News from our moth trap
Here's another update from Brian.... This cool and stormy weather we have had over the last two weeks has put a really damper on the moth catch. Both variety and numbers have been down for this time of year. A few of the hardy species such as the treble line moths (above) are regulars, but...
24 May 2011
Marvel at moths!
Brian Hancock, one of our volunteers has written a blog about our moth surveying at Leighton Moss.... Our moth trap is sited in the orchard next to the centre and a mercury vapor bulb comes on automatically as it gets dark. Moths are attracted and fly closer and closer and some fall into the trap...
13 May 2011
Some special moths today
A V Moth turned up in the Leighton Moss moth trap today amongst nearly 60 other different types of these nocturnal insects. This species has declined dramatically and Leighton Moss is one of only a handful of sites in Lancashire where it is still found. V moth (above) taken by Steve Palmer ...
18 Jul 2010
Places still left for our moth breakfast tomorrow
There's still time to book on our moth breakfast on Sunday at Leighton Moss. Phone the visitor centre from 9.30 am to 5 pm on 01524 701601. For more info see our events section on our leighton moss page: http://www.rspb.org.uk/events/details.asp?id=tcm:9-244208 Garden tiger image by Tom...
19 Jun 2010
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