Moth Identification Event at the Mosses

July 7, 2021

It’s time for the first event of 2021 at the Mosses, now that virus restrictions will soon be eased. We’re starting with a two day moth identification event:

Marches Mosses BogLIFE Moth Identification

This is a two-part event on 24 & 25 July 2021:

Saturday 24 July, 7.30pm – 10pm

Sunday 25 July, 9am – 11am

Location: Manor House NNR Base, Moss Lane, Whixall, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 2PD.

NOTE: Booking is essential as numbers are limited to provide the best experience for guests.

You can book by email: or phone: 01948-880362. Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive Joining Instructions with a map and everything you need to know before you leave home for the event.

The sessions will be lead by Barry Probin, moth expert and Natural England volunteer.

Silvery Arches moth Credit: Stephen Barlow

On Saturday evening, you’ll learn the principles of harm-free moth trapping, including the types of traps to use and why we trap moths. You’ll see how and where the moth traps are set to be most effective.

On Sunday morning, you’ll see what moths were caught overnight and learn why moths are an indicator of the health of this amazing habitat. You’ll be able to discuss photographing moths with our expert photographer Stephen Barlow, another of our wonderful NE volunteers.

Please do remember that booking is essential!

Mother Shipton moth Credit: Stephen Barlow