The winter is a quiet time for moths but think of it as a perfect time for planning your year. Sandwich Bay is rapidly cementing itself as one of the UK’s premier sites for moth trapping with over 1,200 species recorded and more BAP species than anywhere else. Particularly notable are RDB3 species such as Bright Wave and Restharrow with almost their entire UK distribution centered right here. So why not plan a visit to us this year and see some great moths for yourself? Get in touch at sbbotmail@gmail.com to enquire about accommodation and moths

Tuesday 19th

A clear night meant the temperature dropped to 0.2°C but there were still twelve moths in the trap. Diurnea fagella was new for the year.

Monday 18th

The wind dropped enough to tempt the trap out. With the temperature down to 3.1°C not a great deal was expected. There were eleven moths of three species, eight Hebrew Characters, two Common Quakers and a Small Quaker.

Sunday 10th

Far too windy to risk putting the trap out. However another species for the year was added when I found an Angle Shades clinging to the dunes as I walked across the golf course path.

Saturday 2nd

A damp, drizzly, night but the cloud kept the temperature above 5.4°C. This resulted in the first double figure count of the year. Fourteen moths included ten Common Quakers and singles of Small Quaker, Satellite and Hebrew Character.