Please note: This course is non-residential.

Learn about moths then set up a light-trap returning the next morning to identify what you caught. Learn about moth life-cycles and lifestyles. Around dusk, help set up a light-trap and watch it in action, before returning the following morning to examine the catch and participate in the identification session. Course fee includes FSC fold out chart: Day Flying Moths.

Tutor: Tim Harris

Tim Harris has been a keen naturalist since childhood and has written many books and articles about birds, invertebrates and bats for publishers including National Geographic, Bloomsbury, the RSPB and BBC Wildlife. Tim has a particular interests in Britain's moths and butterflies and runs several moth traps near his London home.

Example Timetable


19.00 Registration
19.30 Welcome, Health and Safety
19.40 Introduction - moth lifecycles, and lifestyles. Introduction to identification.
20.15 Setting up the moth traps
22.00 End of day 1


07.00 Welcome
07.15 Opening the moth trap. Identification of species caught.
10.45 Taking your interest further and Course Reviews
11.00 Course finishes

All timings are approximate. This is an outline programme and may be subject to change according to the weather, requirements of the group or access restrictions to field sites on the day of the course. Our courses include some classroom sessions but field visits may be a few hours long and involve walking over uneven ground.

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition
  • Hot and Cold Drinks
  • Personal and Travel Insurance

Before You Attend

This course will take place in Wanstead Park, near The Temple. Detailed instructions on where to meet will be provided to attendees.