There are around 2,500 types of moth in the UK and they’re a key part of the food chain. Sadly, they’re also in decline. But there’s lots we can do in our gardens to boost their numbers.
You can start by growing scented plants, this helps moths find their food, nectar, even when it’s dark. Letting your grass grow longer, leaving thistles and knapweeds to flower is another easy way to provide moth food. You can also grow plants for moth caterpillars to feed on. Read on to find out how.
Discover which moths are living in your outdoor space by exploring at night with a low-intensity torch – one that’s not too bright. This ensures you don’t interrupt the moths’ life cycle or risk attracting their predators.