2017 Field Meetings

Moth trapping evenings are great fun and an excellent way to learn more about moths and see new species, as well as improving our knowledge of Devon’s moths. However, events take place outside in the dark and there are a few things that you will need to bring so that you have a safe and comfortable evening.

  • a torch is essential (don’t forget to check the batteries are not running low)
  • warm clothing (even if it is a hot day, it can get chilly after dark)
  • suitable footwear (please ask if you are unsure what is suitable for a particular event)
  • something to drink and perhaps a snack to eat
  • insect repellent

Please try to arrive at the advertised time, take care of your own personal safety and listen to the short introductory briefing, by the event organiser, about any hazards in the area such as electric cables, slippery paths etc. Children are most welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian if under 16. Before travelling, it is always advisable to check in advance with the leader that the field meeting is going ahead as planned, especially if the weather is inclement. If you have any queries before the event please contact the leader.

MOTH NIGHT 2017 Hakeford Farm, Chelfham, nr Barnstaple

Leaders: Paul Butter (07807 680455)
Date: Saturday 14th October 2017
Time: 19.00 until late
Location: Meet at Hakeford Farm at SS614355.
Directions: From Barnstaple take Bear Street at traffic lights on A39 signed Goodleigh. This becomes Goodleigh Road when you continue out of town. Continue on through Snapper until you come to the magnificent Chelfham Viaduct on your right. Turn right and Hakeford is about 500m on the left. If coming from the A361 North Devon Link road take the A399 at the roundabout through Brayford . Continue a mile or two and round a sharp right bend and another mile at the crossroads take the left to Bratton Fleming. Continue through Bratton and continue until you see the Chelfham Viaduct on your left and turn left here. Hakeford is 500 m on the left.
Notes: This is a DMG only event and there is parking for 5-6 cars. If the weather looks unsettled please contact the leader by 14.00 to check the event is still happening.
Event in association with: The Brookwood Trust.

2017/18 Indoor Meetings

During the winter months, Devon Moth Group holds a series of indoor meetings with interesting, illustrated talks by guest speakers.

Autumn Indoor meeting

Speaker: Dr Cathy Horsley, Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Talk: West Country Buzz – supporting pollinators in farmland
Date: Thursday 2 November 2017
Time: 19.30 for a 20.00 start
Location: The Kenn Centre, Kennford
Directions: see

AGM & Winter Indoor meeting

Speaker: Dr Jason Chapman, University of Exeter
Talk: tbc
Date: Thursday 25 January 2018
Time: 19.30 for a 20.00 start
Location: The Kenn Centre, Kennford
Directions: see

Spring Indoor meeting

Speaker: Bob Heckford and Stella Beavan
Talk: tbc
Date: Thursday 29 March 2018
Time: 19.30 for a 20.00 start
Location: The Kenn Centre, Kennford
Directions: see