National Moth Night 2020
Moth Night 2020 takes place between 26 and 28 August and has been chosen to coincide with the flight periods of four of the Red Underwing moths recorded in the British Isles. The target species are a mix of resident, colonist and immigrant species
Moth Night is an event jointly organised by Atropos (the journal for butterfly, moth and dragonfly enthusiasts) and Butterfly Conservation. It is an annual celebration of moth recording throughout Britain and Ireland.
The aims of the event are:
- To encourage widespread moth recording and to gather useful data.
- To stimulate a wider interest in moths and raise their profile amongst the public.
- To raise funds for moth conservation projects.
Moth Night is the UK’s annual celebration of moths and moth recording. Originally launched in 1999, the date varies each year to focus recording effort on different parts of the season. Atropos founded the event and it is now run jointly with Butterfly Conservation.
Every year Moth Night has a theme, the main theme for Moth Night 2016 is Hawk-moths. Events are confined to the warmest months and each event will last for three consecutive nights (Thursday – Saturday) and the event will take place on different date periods every year. Recording can take place on any one or more of these days or nights.
More information about the exciting things that will be happening can be found at http://www.mothnight.info
The full findings of each event are published in the journal Atropos.