Nature from day to dusk with spring walk and moth night
The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust is holding a Spring Walk and Moth Night to celebrate the onset of spring.
The Spring Walk and Moth Night includes an early evening walk around Primley Park followed by a break for refreshments before the moth trapping session in the grounds of Paignton Zoo.
The event will be led by Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust Reserves warden Dave Ellacott and UK Conservation officer Tracey Hamston.
Dave said: “Primley Park is a local nature reserve. We will hope to see bluebells in flower and iconic plants such as wild garlic and primrose, the flower of Devon. Birds will be getting busy with nesting and – as long as the weather is good – we should see butterflies such as red admiral. There could be a few surprises in store, too.
“In the evening we could catch moths such as the rustic shoulder knot, heart and dart, ruby tiger, bloxworth snout and Hebrew character. We have some amazing moths in this country – they are the hidden gems of the natural world.”
National Moth Night is Britain’s celebration of moths and moth recording. It was launched in 1999 and has taken place annually since then, the date varying each year to record different parts of the season.
Spring Walk and Moth Night starts at 6.30pm on Saturday, May 15. Call 01803 697500 to get your ticket.
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