Marvellous Moths at Night

Tuesday 28th May, 8.45pm-10.30pm

There are more than 2,500 species of moth in the UK. They have evolved to live in a wide range of habitats, with a glorious mix of colours and patterns as camouflage. They are important pollinators and a vital food source for birds, bats and other animals.

Join us to enjoy the nightlife of our secluded walled garden and learn how light traps are used to study moths.

Chris Piper, from Alton Natural History Society, is an expert on moths, bats and other wildlife. He frequently runs moth nights and surveys at Gilbert White’s House in Selborne and around our local area.

Free event. Suitable for adults and accompanied older children. Dress up warm as summer nights can turn chilly.

This workshop is part of our “Re:Connecting – Habitats, Wildlife, People” exhibition, from Wed 15th May to Sun 23rd June. The exhibition features ceramics and photography inspired by Binsted Parish Council’s restoration of meadows and other habitats at Blacknest Fields and is in association with The Friends of Blacknest Fields and Alton Natural History Society.

Blacknest Fields Project

Alton Natural History Society


  • close up of various moths
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