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 5 April 2016

New travel net

Just received my new travel net for the new season which is fast approaching!
I bought it from ebay dubiously at the ridiculously small price of £6.59 with free postage.
To say I am impressed is an under-statement! The build quality is superb as is the net which seems thick enough to withstand those pesky bramble bushes.
The net isn't huge and is probably 1/3 of the size of my bigger net, but it is lovely and long and the handle is of a suitable length.
If anyone is interested I will send you the link.
It also took just two weeks to get here.

All set now with another 50 egg trays to replace the battered ones and a new Fenix 120 lumen led torch.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ben
    Glad to see things are improving and i really would be grateful for a link to the net.