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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Micro Moths

  • Location:  Slapton Ley
  • Tutor:  Dave Grundy
  • Dates : Friday 04 August 2017 to Monday 07 August 2017
  • Times: 17:30 - 16:00
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • NON-RESIDENT: £250

This course is fully booked on this date but you can join the waiting list (by scrollling to the bottom of the page) in case space becomes available or it is run on another date.

We do still have availability on Moths and Butterflies, 28 Jul-31 Jul.

Following the recent publication of the excellent new field guide by Sterling, Parsons and Lewington, interest in micro moths is on the increase. This long weekend is aimed at anyone familiar with macro moth species, who would now like expert help with the identification of micros. It is aimed at total beginners as well as people with more advanced knowledge - whatever your skill level we hope to stretch you. With expert guidance, we will help you recognise the defining features of micro-moths and identify them to family level. We will set light traps each night in a variety of habitats to give us a good range of live specimens to work with.

Dave Grundy is an experienced naturalist and wildlife consultant specialising in bird, butterfly and moth surveying. He has a particular interest in micro moths and regularly leads training courses and public events in this Lepidoptera group, as well as in other natural history subjects Since 2003 he has organised and administered the Garden Moth Scheme, which now covers over 300 gardens across Britain and Ireland. The scheme monitors changes in the fortunes of common moth species and uses the data as indicators of environmental change.

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