Moth Night - 10th & 11th June


Moth Night will begin at 10.30pm

On the 10th June 2017, come down to the zoo at night and help us in catching and identifying different moths species!

In Britain alone, there are over 2,500 different species of moth and although a lot of people overlook them, moths play a major part in our biodiversity and are extremely important to our ecosystem.

Moths affect many other different species of wildlife as well as having a great impact on plants by eating their leaves and contributing to seed production through pollinating flowers.

Similarly to butterflies, monitoring moth numbers and ranges help us understand more about the changes in our environment, such as the effects of air pollution, climate change and pesticides.

Moth Findings - 11th June (until 12pm)

Come and take a look at the different moths which were caught in the trap from last night's moth trap!

All of this data is submitted to the UK moth register so that we can help keep an eye on different species populations in the area.