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Moth Morning Umbra Nature Reserve
20 July, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Binevenagh and Coastal Lowlands Landscape Partnership are teaming up with Ulster Wildlife at their coastal site at the Umbra Nature Reserve to explore the wonderful world of moths. Traps will be placed on site the night before and we will be joined by moth expert Andy Crory who will help us identify the species we find in the traps.
The Umbra reserve home to an impressive array of flowering plants in summer, which in turn support an incredible variety of insects. It is one of the best sites for butterflies in Northern Ireland – interesting species include cryptic wood white, small heath, grayling and dark green fritillary. It’s also a hotspot for moths, including rare species such as the scarce crimson and gold, and small eggar, but there are hundreds more, some of which you can help us record!
What to wear/bring with you
Wear comfortable outdoor clothing and sturdy shoes as the terrain within the reserve can be uneven. Bring a warm and waterproof coat, and perhaps a change of socks and shoes for afterwards as ground conditions may be damp.
If required, bring water and a snack, and if you have one, feel free to bring your own ID guide.
We will meet in the main carpark at Benone Tourist complex and walk the short distance from there to the umbra nature reserve. BT49 0LQ
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