The Lound Moth Group started Odonata and Lepidoptera recording around the Lound Bird Club Recording area and the Idle valley Nature Reserve in 2010, currently we have a small number of enthusiasts that record species.
We have two Robinson Moth Traps, a 125w MV light on Tripod and an Actinic Heath 6W Trap. We also visit the site regularly in the day time to search for daytime flying Species.
We are indebted to all people that send in their sightings, we are also heavily reliant on Trevor & Dylis Pendleton, http://www.eakringbirds.com/ who confirm all of our potential Reserve Additions. We have also received advice and help from the County Recorders, Richard Rogers, Dave Goddard, Dr Sheila Wright and Dave Budworth and from Sean Foote @UKMothIdentification on Twitter.
Our thanks to the Lound Parish Council for allowing us access to Linghurst lakes and to Mrs Maureen Holgate for the use of the Neatholme Lane gate key. We are also indebted to the Nott's Wildlife Trust who provide us with Moth Trapping Permits, gate keys and access to the Reserve.
The Current reserve List totals are
Moths 630. Butterflies 29 and Dragonflies 19
If anyone is interested in joining us and helping out with any future trapping sessions please contact either of the following:-
Ian Hunt or Phil Cadman - LoundMoths@sky.com
Next Moth Trapping Sessions -
Tuesday Evening July 31 2018 meet at the entrance gate to the Idle Valley Visitors Centre at 21:15
Probably Friday Evening Aug 3 2018 venue to be decided dependant on the weather