A Riot of Colour in the Dark
Friday 11th September, 2009
NORTHERN EXPERIENCE WILDLIFE TOURS and LEE MOOR FARM
3 September 2009
A RIOT OF COLOUR IN THE DARK
They may not always get good publicity, so you would probably be surprised to learn that, rather than small, brown and dull, moths come in a range of shapes, sizes and colours.
The Elephant Hawkmoth, for example, is lime green and fluorescent pink, the Death’s Head Hawkmoth has an eerie skull-shaped mark on its back, and these are just two of the thousands of species found in Britain.
National Moth Night 2009 is on September 18th and 19th, and this year is focusing on moth migration, but one local wildlife guide, Martin Kitching of Northern Experience Wildlife Tours, is leading an event at Lee Moor Farm near Alnwick on Saturday September 12th.
As Martin explained “I’d already been booked to lead events on the two evenings of National Moth Night, but the opportunity to study the moths at Lee Moor was too great to resist. With its well managed habitat, Lee Moor Farm has the potential to produce a wide range of moths in our trap”.
Ian Brown, who farms at Lee Moor, added “we’re proud of our environmental stewardship of Lee Moor and very happy that Martin has agreed to come along and lead this event for us, showcasing the wildlife that benefits from our efforts. As well as the moth-trapping demonstration we’re having a BBQ, which people can bring their own food to”.
Starting at 7pm and continuing until well after dark, the cost for attending this event is £5/adult, £3/child.
For further details contact Martin on 01670 827465 or Ian on 01665 577253