Organised by Atropos and Butterfly Conservation, Moth Night is the annual celebration of moth recording throughout Britain and Ireland by enthusiasts with local events aimed at raising awareness of moths among the general public.
Moth Night 2013 is being held from Thursday, 8 August to Saturday, 10 August 2013
Every year Moth Night has a theme, for 2013 the theme is Tiger Moths, although recorders are always welcome and encouraged to do their own thing. Events are confined to the warmest months and each event will last for three consecutive nights (Thursday – Saturday) and the event will take place on different date periods every year. Recording can take place on any one or more of these days or nights.
In association with the Biological Records Centre at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, we have designed an easy-to-use Indicia-based online recording system available from the first day of the event until the deadline for data entry of Sunday, 1 December 2013. As well as reducing the incidence of data duplication, the online recording system dramatically improves the efficiency of data handling and validation of the many thousands of records received each year. Online recording also provides participants with immediate feedback of their own records, and displays where other recorders have submitted records throughout the British Isles in real-time. Click here for further details and FAQs about online recording.
The full findings of each event are published in the journal Atropos.
Prizes donated by Atropos Books, Anglian Lepidopterist Supplies, Bioquip, National Moth Week, Robert Thompson and the Royal Photographic Society.
Moth Night 2013
8 - 10 August 2013
Moth Night 2014
3 - 5 July 2014
Moth Night 2015
10 - 12 September 2015