An old lady, a chimney sweeper, a grey dagger and a scarce footman. What could possibly be the link between them? If you think they might all be essential ingredients for a murder mystery or some stately home costume drama, it’s a good guess but in this case, you’d be wrong. You might find any of them much closer to home; in fact, they are all garden moths!
If you have always thought of moths as boring little brown things that come out at night to chomp holes in your favourite sweater, you’d be wrong again! Some of the most beautiful moths imaginable will be busy in your garden, feeding, pollinating your plants and laying their eggs while you sleep.
The North Notts Local Group of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Group’s January speaker, Colin Watkin, has been monitoring the county’s moths for around 10 years. He will share his enthusiasm for moths and moth trapping with a talk called ‘The Magic of Moths’, telling members how and why he traps, identifies, counts and releases hundreds of these beautiful insects every summer.
This meeting will be held in the Rural Learning Centre at the Idle Valley, North Road (A638), Retford DN22 8RQ on Thursday 9th January. The meeting starts at 7.30pm. Admission costs £2.50 and includes refreshments. All are welcome, including non-members. For more information call Jan on 01777 709974 or 07969 180067 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to receive email updates of Local Group activities, please email Jan with your request.