Essex Moth Group
Joe was already Chairman of the Essex Lepidoptera Panel which checks and monitors records, initially for the production of The Butterflies and Larger Moths of Essex (Essex Naturalists Trust, 1975). Currently the Essex Moth Group has more than 70 members using moth lamps and garden traps, as well as conducting field recording sessions throughout Essex. The Group welcomes new members and anyone interested in helping or seeking information can contact the Essex Moth Group forum .
The Group arranges a popular annual meeting and exhibition, and the 2016 event will be held on Sat 13th February 2016 10.30am – 5pm at the Green Centre at Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea Hall Lane, Pitsea, Basildon, Essex SS16 4UH directions. There will be a full day's programme of illustrated talks, exhibits, discussions, lunch and refreshments. The cost is £7 on the day, but you must book beforehand, with Peter Harvey or Dougal Urquhart
The latest January 2016 edition of E-moth, the electronic newsletter from the Moths Count project and National Moth Recording Scheme is given here. You will need Adobe Reader to open the document (this can be downloaded for free from http://www.adobe.com/uk )
Butterfly Conservation have provided information on the micro-moth maps on the Moths Count website which have been updated with ‘old’ new VC records and 2013 records. An Environment Agency fact sheet on sea wall mowing regimes is available here.