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

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Saturday 17 July 2010

A New Moth Trapping Location - Harlow Museum (Marks Hall Gardens)

Well having just acquired gated access to this superb looking landscaped gardens, comprising of 4 main areas, 1st of plants and trees, 2nd a herb garden, 3rd and 4th open grass bordered by plants and fruit trees.
This should make an interesting moth trapping location as it is confined within large walls, so wind should be at a minimum.
Here are some pictures of those gardens in all their glory.

Lots of butterflies observed whilst walking around including, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Comma and Red Admiral, let's hope the moths are in good attendance as well!

The path from the front gate, nice mixed shrubs and plants

The herb garden, lots of Lavendar, Mint, Marjoram, Thyme

The open grass area, with Roses, Apple Trees, Bramble bushes.

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