Submitted by David Nicholls on Thu, 24/03/2016 - 19:14

Currently over 80 volunteers across Leicestershire are monitoring moths in their gardens, but there is a gap in coverage in Market Harborough and the north eastern part of Harborough District. Could you help? Read more.

This is a great opportunity to contribute to our knowledge of the moths that live in or migrate through the area. There is huge potential: last year someone spotted a very rare Striped Hawk-moth (pictured above) in their bathroom in Market Harborough.

If you are interested in monitoring moths in your garden, Adrian Russell (the county moth recorder) is offering to:

  • loan a moth trap (pictured below) for the year
  • loan a copy of Waring and Townsend (the best book for identifying macromoths) for the year
  • provide on-going assistance with identifying photos of moths caught
  • provide a place on a half-day Garden Moth Identification course at Rutland Water in June.

This fantastic package of support is available for up to three people in Market Harborough and the surrounding villages (particularly to the north of the town). If you are interested, please contact adrian@wainscot.demon.co.uk.