Kentish Glory Weekend - a weekend of mothing!
Organiser: BC Highland Branch
Target Species: Kentish Glory moth
Date: Friday May 5 to Sunday May 7
Time: See below
Meeting place: RSPB Insh Marshes reserve office, Ivy Cottage, Insh, near Kingussie PH21 1NT. Grid ref: NH 812016 (OS sheet 35 - Kingussie)
Description: This event will search for the spectacular Kentish Glory moth in suitable habitat (open areas with stands of birch) within Forestry Commission Scotland’s Inshriach Forest. A similar event was run in 2014. No Kentish Glory were seen at that event but the overnight temperatures were so low that moth activity was much reduced. We still had other species to see though and our fingers are crossed for a warmer event in 2017!
Friday May 5 Light trapping. We will meet at Ivy Cottage at 7.30pm, decide who is going to trap where and then disperse to our different locations. Anyone attending without their own trap can join one of the trapping groups. It would be useful, but not essential, to know if you intend to come along with traps to help us plan how many sites we might monitor beforehand.
Saturday May 6, We will re-convene at Ivy Cottage at 10am. Some traps will be brought along “un-opened” so anyone not attending the Friday evening/night trapping can just turn up this morning to see moths. In the afternoon, weather permitting, we will look for Kentish Glory egg batches in the forest.
If the weather is poor on the Friday night or we just feel like another night of trapping, we have the option of running the traps again on Saturday night and re-convening on Sunday morning.
What’s needed: Bring your own moth traps on Friday evening if you have them, since the more locations we can trap, the more chance we have of finding KG. Also bring warm clothing, a torch and a hot drink.
Bring lunch on Saturday and/or Sunday if staying for the day.
Leader name: Tom Prescott
Leader contact details: Tel: 01540 661469. Mob: 07979 785665
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