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 to enquire about accommodation and more.

Saturday 19th

News from afar, the Dart sp trapped last autumn during high migrant activity on 17th October has been confirmed as a Sand Dart. Our first record for some time and brings last year’s macro total up to a fantastic 372 species.

Wednesday 16th

With a lull in the weather and decent cloud overnight a trap was snuck out in the carpark. Not that it made a difference. No moths, nil, nothing, zip.

Thursday 3rd

Two Winter Moths on the windows of the Observatory were our first species of the year. I can tell it’s going to be good one.