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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Wetland Moths

  • Location: Flatford Mill
  • Tutor: Dave Grundy
  • Dates: Friday 11 August 2017 to Sunday 13 August 2017
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • NON-RESIDENT: £250

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken. Explore our current programme of courses here

Thank you for your interest in our course. The accommodation at the centre is full, however we work closely with the local B&Bs to offer participants the chance to attend as a non-resident and stay within the local area. If you would like to attend as a non-resident provisionally book your place on the course and then confirm your accommodation. Please follow the link for B&B contact details /media/872062/2016-bb-leaflet.pdf. The non-resident price includes evening meal and packed lunch.



The course will instruct moth identification and ecology through slide presentations. This will help you work through the defining features of micro and macro moths and particularly identifying their families. Possibly the most important part of the course will be the hands on identification of live moths by participants with assistance from the tutor, other participants and books provided. The course will target species of wetland habitats, but many other species from nearby habitats will also be seen and these will be studied alongside wetland moths. Also with all moths caught, where possible, time will be allowed for participants to photograph them at the end of each day of the course.

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.

Further Information

About Flatford Mill
Directions to Flatford Mill
Moths in a Wetland Habitat

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