Plas Tan y Bwlch

Public Courses, Plas Tan y Bwlch

Plas Tan y Bwlch

Butterflies and Moths

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Course Number: K0706

Date: 29 July to 2 August 2019

Price: £424-£464

Course Leader/s:

David Brown


Electric observation lights will be operated in the grounds at Plas in the hope of attracting Barred Chestnut, Dusky Thorn, Black Arches, Canary Shouldered Thorn and Sallow Kitten. Over 100 species of moth are frequently recorded on courses at Plas.

Useful books to read: Enjoying Moths by Roy Leverton, Concise Guide to the Moths of Great Britain & Ireland by Martin Townsend and Paul Waring and Pocket guide to the Butterflies of Great Britain & Ireland by Richard Lewington.


16.30  Arrival and check in
18.00  Bar (same time every evening)
18.30  Dinner (same time every evening)
19.30  Introduction to course – slides of species expected to be seen

08.15  Breakfast (same time every morning
09.00  Inspection of moth traps
11.00  Field visit to Hafod Garragog & Bala
19.30  Identification workshop

09.00  Inspection of moth traps
11.00  Field visit to Great Orme’s Headland
19.30  Inspection of moth traps

11.00  Field visit to Harlech sand dunes
19.30  Identification workshop/Slides

09.00  Inspection of moth traps
11.00  Local walk in grounds /woodland
14.00  Analysis results and conclusions. End of course.

Course taught through the medium of English