People are welcome to attend most events organised by the SMG or myself, although it useful to let us know if you are thinking of coming along as numbers are restricted at some meetings. We encourage people to come along to meetings, it is a good way to share experiences, learn and socialise. Moth trapping somewhere in the middle of the countryside when it's dark is more enjoyable when there are a few others around.
The Suffolk Moth Group holds moth nights on Friday or Saturday nights from May to September, with additional meetings during the day or at other times of the year.
Doors will open at 10am for setting up, refreshments and general chat plus looking at exhibits. We can then start with a few talks. Some of the group will then be lunching in a local pub just down the road from 12.30pm onwards. Or you can bring your own food along, the hall can be left open for those doing this. The meeting will continue until we have run out of talks etc, possibly around 4.30-5pm.
The day's entertainment is entirely dependent on members bringing along items of interest or being prepared to give a short/long talk. A digital projector will be available for those with digital presentations or images. If anyone would like to show 'old style' slides hopefully we can arrange a slide projector if needed, please let me know on this. Tables will also be provided for those with exhibits. It would be useful if you are intending on giving a presentation to let me know. I hope to do a demonstration of a moth dissection for those who are interested, a technique that is not as hard as it first appears.
Refreshments (tea, coffee) will be provided.
If you are doing a Powerpoint presentation then you should save it in OpenOffice format or if you use Microsoft Office then Office 2007 format or earlier.
Bucklesham Village Hall is not far from the Nacton A12/A14 roundabout to the east of Ipswich. From the A12/A14 roundabout take the minor exit after the A12 exit but before the A14 Felixstowe exit. This exit is signposted to Bucklesham and leads via a single track road to Bucklesham Village. At the end of this road you will reach the village, at the T junction turn right into Bucklesham Road. Take the next right turn into Levington Lane and the village hall is a short distance down the lane on the right.
A map of the location can be viewed by following this link. The OS Grid Reference for the hall is TM242417. If you need any more detailed instructions in how to get there then do get in contact with myself.