Moth Night is an annual event, and a celebration of Britain’s Moths. Founded by the excellent journal Atropos some years ago, the date varies every year to provide a different perspective on the moth population of Britain throughout the year. The event is now jointly run by Atropos and Butterfly Conservation via the Moths Count team. Moth nights now actually run over 3 consecutive nights and are typically run during the warmer months when there’s more chance of getting a selection of moths!
In 2012, Moth Night will run from 21st -23rd June. Recording can take place on any of these nights. Generally there is a theme to the event, and this year the theme is Brownfield sites, such as quarries, disused railways and so on. Moth night is also not restricted to night-time. Daytime searching is also encouraged, as there are plenty of day-flying moths and other signs to look out for.
To take part in Moth Night 2012 all you need to do is record the moths you encounter on one of the nights or days in question. This might be moths recorded in a garden trap, or simply found during your daytime walk. There are always a good number of public events you can attend, and the best place to find out what’s happening is the official Moth Night website at www.mothnight.info.