Natural history @ the LSIC – this week: Moths

Moths – ethereal, delicate beautiful insects, mostly nocturnal (but not always). We see them fluttering around our lighted windows, apparently drawn like magnets to the source of the light.

This week we will have the mystery of moths and mothing unravelled for us, in a practical and absorbing demonstration by Tom Prescott, County Moth Recorder for West Inverness-shire.  The talk will be very specific to species of moths found in this area – Tom will be setting up moth traps in local gardens the night before the demonstration, and will be identifying and discussing what has been attracted to the lighted traps – whether the moths are commonly found on the west coast, or whether there are any unusual finds.  (He will give the moths back their freedom!)

If the evening is fine, the demonstration will take place outside the LSIC. (There will be seating for those who want/need it).

Moths & Mothing talk

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