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Banana moth challenge!

Recently on the internet there has been discussion on using bananas to attract moths to feed. The method involves simply cutting sections of skin off the banana and hanging it up in a tree (see photo). There have been reports … Continue reading

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Suffolk Moth Group ‘away’ event 15/07/2017 – Kent.

5 moth-ers headed down to Kent for a bit of ‘away’ mothing on Saturday 15th July. First stop late morning was just off the M2 at Ranscombe Farm Plantlife reserve. This site has many rare plants but we were here … Continue reading

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SMG meeting 7th July, North Cove SWT reserve – a superb night!

7 moth-ers met up for this meeting at the SWT reserve at North Cove, Barnby, a site that has been trapped a few times before by the group. The site has areas of carr woodland, wet meadows with many wildflowers … Continue reading

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Overwhelming June at IGC.

June has been a phenomenal month for recording moths at IGC, so much so I haven’t had any time to collate thoughts for a write-up till now! Pretty good numbers of moths trapped even on the not so good nights … Continue reading

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Chalk Lane wander 1st July 2017.

A few of us went for a bit of daytime surveying along the Chalk Lane in the King’s forest on Saturday late morning/early pm. No real targets, we were happy just to find anything! Was warm and sunny if a … Continue reading

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Kent moth night details 14th/15th July 2017.

Here are the details for the meeting spot for Covert Wood, kent. Meet at TR187483 at 8.30pm (to give us time to investigate trapping areas). This is along the southern of the two roads that go through the wood  and … Continue reading

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SMG Event 23/06/2017 – Barnhamcross common, Thetford, Suffolk.

This was a change of venue as the Great Yarmouth meeting was moved to the previous week. 6 moth-ers attended, running 5 traps (1 actinic) in the shelter of the scrub on the edge of the open common due to … Continue reading

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SMG event Great Yarmouth North denes, Norfolk 17/06/2017.

We all packed our passports for this meeting as we were heading just across the border into Norfolk! The sand dune habitat at Yarmouth has produced some interesting sightings in the recent past for group member Brian Jones and he … Continue reading

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SMG meeting 16/06/2017 – Old Hall wood, Bentley. Olive crescent hunt.

3 moth-ers met up for this event. Sadly, Graham had car trouble and had to leave at the start so that just left Tony and myself. The wood is one of a group of old woodland sites south of Ipswich, … Continue reading

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Meeting this week – going for Friday 23rd.

Looking at the weather for Friday/Saturday, Friday is looking the better of the 2 days if we can find some shelter on the site from the breeze. Saturday is looking colder with chance of rain leading up to the event. … Continue reading

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