Go Batty for Moths this summer!


Organised by Atropos and Butterfly Conservation, Moth Night is the annual celebration of moth recording throughout Britain and Ireland, and this is your opportunity to come and take part. The East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative will be working with partners East Ayrshire Woodlands and the Scottish Wildlife Trust to light up the beautiful old woodlands of Woodroad Park in Cumnock on 4th July 2014 from 8-11:30pm to see what we can attract. It’s not just moths that will be recorded either, as bat detectors will be used to listen to bat calls as they come out to their feeding sites.

“There are around 2,500 species of Moth in the UK” says Jennifer Dunn, CEI Project Officer. “Moths are so diverse and colourful you can’t help but be amazed by these beautiful insects. This will be a fantastic opportunity to learn more about moths and bats, contribute to a national survey, whilst also having lots of fun in the process!”

moth night

If you would like more information and to book a place please contact Jennifer Dunn Project Officer for the CEI on 01563 553513 or e-mail jennifer.dunn@ea-cei.org.uk.

Booking is essential and spaces are limited so please get in touch asap. Families are welcome.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

These events are provided as part of the CEI’s Nature Network project, kindly supported by Scottish Natural Heritage, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, and the Cumnock and Doon Valley Minerals Trust.