AN EVENING WITH MOTHS AND BATS!

AN EVENING WITH MOTHS AND BATS!

11th September 8pm – 10.30pm

& 12th September 9.30am – 11.30am

 

In celebration of National Moth Night, The Trill Trust and Butterfly Conservation are inviting you to spend an evening at Trill Farm, meeting some of our most secretive night time inhabitants, the moths and bats. There are around 2500 species of moth in the UK and they are not the butterfly's drab cousin that some people take them for, they are fascinating and beautiful creatures. Bats are the moths nemesis, using their echolocation to catch them for food, but some moths have developed adaptations to try to outwit the bats in an ever evolving arms race between the two groups of animals.

 

On the evening of the 11th September, we will be using a moth trap to lure in these insects and see what species we can find. We will then be setting off on a bat walk, listening out to their calls as they hunt the moths and other insects that abound on the farm.

 

The moth trap will be running late in to the night so on Saturday morning you can return to Trill Farm when we will be lifting the lid to unveil what we have caught, introducing you to the weird and wonderful world of the moth.

 

This is an evening event, it will be dark and we will be walking around the farm over uneven ground. Please bring appropriate footwear, suitable clothing and a torch. This event is weather dependent, we will contact you and arrange a refund in the event we have to cancel. 

 

Booking essential as places are limited.

Price includes both the evening and morning sessions, with tea & snack on the 12th.