Monday, 15 April 2013

Welcome to the Garden Moth Challenge 2013

Moths are absolutely stunning creatures and are one of the most accessible species group to the amateur naturalist! Many of us who run a moth trap in our gardens, soon realise the huge number of species on their doorstep!

Peach Blossom (Thyatira batis)    
Robert Yaxley challenged a few of us to a 'Garden Moth Challenge'! The rules are simple; record as many species of moth and butterfly within the boundaries of your garden as possible.

The friendly (mostly...;-) ) competition has caught on via Twitter an there seems to be a fair bit of interest. So, we thought we would open the competition to everyone! We hope to get people from all over the UK and the rest of the world! It will be great to see what species people are catching across the regions!

If you have a trap and a garden, then you can join in! We encourage your to submit your moth records to your local recording scheme/recorder!

If you are interested, please email me on tristan at theinkednaturalist dot co dot uk and I will send you an invite so that you can contribute to this blog!

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