Historically Moth Night has included public events from across the British Isles. We would like to encourage participation from as many nature reserves, country parks and wild places as possible. Events are an excellent way to raise awareness of moths and inspire interest by introducing the public to the hidden world of these insects. In the past public events have included evening events to see what is attracted to moth-traps, daytime walks to look for day-flying species, morning events to inspect the night’s moth-trap catch, sometimes combined with other activities such as talks, barbecues, bat detecting, etc.
If you are running a public event you can submit the details here and we can promote it on the website. We will only promote public events if it is safe to do so. We are monitoring the ongoing coronavirus situation very carefully and we very much hope that public events will form part of Moth Night in 2021.
Event Organisers should ensure that they have the relevant permissions to run traps from landowners/managers and have all necessary insurance and Risk Assessments in place. Participation in Moth Night does not imply that Atropos, Butterfly Conservation or UKCEH accept any liability for the event or activities.