Moth Nights

Moth nights

Garden Tiger MothWe trap many migrant as well as local moths and the traps are always full of interesting species.

The evenings start at 6.00pm.

Feel free to bring along any moths that you have caught that are unusual or that you need help identifying – the team haven’t been stumped yet!

There is no charge for these events, but donations to SBBOT are very welcome.

Evenings will take place on the following dates:

Saturday 15th June.

Saturday 13th July.

Saturday 3rd August.

Saturday 28th September please note this will take place at the earlier time of 4pm.


The last Moth Night of 2018 was held on 15th September.

It was very well attended with over 40 people including several children enjoying the lovely afternoon. The undoubted highlight was the Clifden Nonpareil.

Somewhere under here is a Clifden Nonpareil Photo of photography Sally Hunter 15/09/2018

Somewhere under here is a Clifden Nonpareil.

Clifden Nonpareil.First observatory record. I Hunter. 15/9/18.

Clifden Nonpareil.First observatory record.

Francis Solly kindly brought over some interesting moths from his Thanet trapping including Four-spotted Footman, Clancy’s Rustic and Golden Twin-spot.

Attendees at the last moth night of the year enjoying the moths. Sally Hunter 15/09/2018

Attendees at the last moth night of the year enjoying the moths.