Course: Moths of the Pembrokeshire Coast

Field Studies Council

Orielton, Pembrokeshire
Monday 22 July 2019 - Friday 26 July 2019 01646 623920

Cost: From £375

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Weather permitting, we will trap moths at the National Trust’s beautiful Freshwater West sand dunes and stunning Stackpole Head cliff-top habitat, in addition to trapping in the excellent wooded grounds of the Centre at Orielton. This course is for anyone who would like to learn more about identifying moths from coastal habitats. Their ecology and habitat needs will also be considered, particularly looking at what makes these habitats important to a specialist group of moth species. Traps will be set each night in a variety of habitats and the live moths trapped will be identified during the day - there will be slide presentations as well as practical help from the tutor. It is aimed at total beginners wishing to study these moths, as well as people with more advanced knowledge, but whatever your skill level, it will be designed to stretch you. Please note that this course finishes at 3pm on Friday 26 July.

Dave Grundy is an experienced naturalist and wildlife consultant specialising in bird, butterfly and moth surveying. He has a particular interest in micro moths and regularly leads training courses and public events in this Lepidoptera group, as well as in other natural history subjects. Since 2003 he has organised and administered the Garden Moth Scheme, which now covers over 300 gardens across Britain and Ireland. The scheme monitors changes in the fortunes of common moth species and uses the data as indicators of environmental change.

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