Events

Field Meetings 2021

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.

  • follow all appropriate covid-19 guidance and restrictions
  • 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. If you have any queries before the event please contact the leader.

MOTH NIGHT 2021 South Efford Marsh

Leaders: Dave Gibbon (01752 666231)
Date: Thursday 8th July 2021
Time: 21.00 until late for moth trapping
Location: Meet at entrance to the reserve at SX690466.
Directions: The reserve entrance is 100m down a lane heading west off the A379 at Bridge End, just south of Aveton Gifford. There is very limited car parking at the reserve entrance.
Notes: Plenty of room to spread out our traps along the perimeter footpath. This is the only permitted access to the site, it extends two thirds around the Marsh as far as the bird hide. Inside the path there are fences, gullies and mud of unknown depth. This meeting is held by kind permission of Devon Wildlife Trust for Moth Night 2021 the theme of which is reedbeds and wetlands.