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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Micro Moths

  • Location: Flatford Mill
  • Tutor: Dave Grundy
  • Dates: Friday 10 August 2018 to Monday 13 August 2018
  • Times: 07:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • NON-RESIDENT: £347

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.

Following the 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 of micro-moths - 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. The micro-moths course in 2017 booked up very quickly, so in 2018 you will have the choice of studying them in Pembrokeshire or here in great habitats around Flatford Mill, so work out where you would rather come to study this fascinating group of moths, or better still book on both courses to get a really good grounding in this group and fast track to ‘expert’ level!

Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service (SBIS) and Suffolk Naturalists Society (SNS) have kindly offered a bursary to support individuals who wish to attend this course to help provide people with the skills and experience to identify and record Suffolk wildlife. Further info can be found HERE.

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.

Bring a friend!

If you are attending a course at Flatford Mill at the sole occupancy price, we are offering a special rate for a friend or partner not enrolled on the course to also stay at £50 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.

Please contact FSC Flatford Mill on 01206 297110 or [email protected] to book this offer.

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

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