Moth Watch! With Peter Walton
Explore the woodland with our resident nature expert
Moths are on the wing at all times of the year but more so when it’s calm and warmish. Surprisingly they will even fly in the rain. We are able to meet, talk and learn about moths whatever the conditions and it’s unusual not to see at least 1 or 2. On a perfect evening the results can be staggering.
A torch is useful to bring though not essential.
About the Activity Provider
Peter Walton – Wildlife Tutor
Have been running exciting wildlife events at Kelling Heath since the mid-90s and around the county and further afield for much longer than that. Enjoyed Springwatch involvement when Kelling Heath was featured.
Everything you need to know about the remarkable world of moths! A lively introduction with opportunities to ask questions or share experiences followed by best attempts to find and identify some. This usually involves gathering around a bright light which will attract moths if the conditions are suitable. After studying and marvelling we can safely return specimens to their habitat.
What will you learn on your activity?
How to identify moths, what a moth’s life involves and how to become a lepidopterist yourself.
No previous knowledge or experience required.
Note this event is not a walk as such. It all takes place close to the main square.
No skill required! If you are already a moth watcher, than you will probably be interested in what our fabulous heathland habitat has to offer.
When available, you can book activities from 7 days before your arrival.
Starts in the Village Square
Everyone interested in Moths!