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Morning with Moths

Fri 15 Jul 2016

Jane Mcintosh Pr hawk Gib point c Paul Hobson Wilnet

Image: Paul Hobson Wilnet

Discover the huge diversity of species on the wing at Kingcombe during high summer with David Brown using light traps, before tucking into a delicous home cooked brunch.

The warm nights of summer provide one of the best times to see the diversity of moth species in the Kingcombe valley.  This special morning event will include identification of and discussions about the moths that will have been caught the night before in the range of special light traps set around The Kingcombe Centre and reserve.

After your morning of discovery you will head back to the centre for a hearty brunch at the café.

About the Leader:

David Brown, a former teacher of 20 years experience, has also lectured at Warwick University on Lepidoptera for many years.   He has conducted successful courses for the Field Studies Council and Adult Residential Colleges Association since 1990.  David is the County Moth Recorder for Warwickshire and author of ‘The Larger Moths of Warwickshire’.


£16 pp  -  includes guided activities and brunch.


Meet at 9.30am.  Finish approximately 12.30pm.

What to bring: 

As you will be outside in the morning, please bring warm clothing, wet weather jackets and good walking shoes. A notepad and pen would be useful.

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Comments from previous events:

Clearly, the weather conditions for the last week or so were a great bonus for those attending David's course, and the Breakfast with Moths event did not disappoint, and certainly will be worth repeating. I came with my sister, who has very limited experience of moths, but she was thrilled with the way things turned out. It seemed to me that many of those who had attended the course were delighted to have become 'experts' and were only too willing to help - David.

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David Brown

Lappet Moth c Mike Cook (2)-001

Elephand Hawk Moth c D Billen