Hello and welcome to my moth Blog. I now reside in a small village in East Cambridgeshire called Fordham. My Blog's aim is to promote and encourage others to participate in the wonderful hobby that is Moth-trapping.
Moth records are vital for building a picture of our ecosystem around us, as they really are the bottom of the food chain. They are an excellent early indicator of how healthy a habitat is. I openly encourage people to share their findings via social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
So why do we do it? well for some people it is to get an insight into the world of Moths, for others it is to build a list of species much like 'Twitching' in the Bird world. The reason I do it....you just never know what you might find when you open up that trap! I hope to show what different species inhabit Cambridgeshire and neighbouring counties.
On this Blog you will find up-to-date records and pictures.
I run a trap regularly in my garden and also enjoy doing field trips to various localities over several different counties.
Please also check out the links in the sidebar to the right for other people's Blogs and informative Websites.
Thanks for looking and happy Mothing!


NFY = New Species For The Year
NFG = New Species For The Garden
NEW! = New Species For My Records

Any Species highlighted in RED signifies a totally new species for my records.

If you have any questions or enquiries then please feel free to email me
Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

My Latest Notables and Rarities

Tuesday 23 December 2008

End of year report.......Happy Christmas everyone!

Well its the season to be jolly etc etc

Although this year seems alot harder what with the credit crunch in full swing!

As this has been my first year of Mothing so to speak I am still unaware of any population trends within my back garden and only next year will help to map out what my garden can sustain and what species have declined and/or made progress.

Next year will see me doing more field work for the National Trust, monitoring Hatfield Forest and possibly even Epping Forest.

Anyway here is my complete records for this years Mothing.

just copy and paste the link into your web browser and it will download as an XLS file which can be viewed in Microsoft Excel


If you do not have Microsoft Excel then where have you been! on a serious note you can also download a csv file version of it which can be viewed in many free programs such as open office (get it here.....http://www.openoffice.org/)


All the best and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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