On Saturday night Mike Thornton from the Butterfly Conservation Society came to Braidburn Valley Park and gave a fascinating talk about moths and demonstrated several moth traps despite the rain.  Fourteen people came  along to the event  including several very knowledgeable children.

On Sunday morning at 8am (after consuming some freshly made pancakes supplied by a committee member of the Friends Group) Mike showed us the moths that had been caught overnight. Unfortunately the weather was not ideal (cold and windy) but the 5 species of moth caught were all interesting in their own way.

Many thanks to Mike for giving up his Saturday evening and Sunday morning. If anyone would like more information on this type of activity please look at the website http://www.mothscount.org/ where you can find details of moth  trapping events and distribution maps for each moth species.