Bat and Moth Night!

The reserve is home to a great deal of insect life that can be seen during both the day and the night. From bees buzzing from flower to flower, butterflies fluttering over the meadow and literally hundreds of different species of moth flying around the woodland. All this insect life is perfect for the bats living on the reserve and provide a ready food source for them to hunt each night.

Moth trapping can find lots of different moth species, such as this beautiful poplar hawkmoth © Amy Lewis
Moth trapping can find lots of different moth species, such as this beautiful poplar hawkmoth © Amy Lewis

On Saturday 2nd August we have an exciting evening event scheduled at Corra Castle, looking at different species of moth and the bats that live in and around the reserve. Using moth trapping we will examine the different moths that can be found and learn more about their behaviors and lifestyle, as well as taking a guided walk to find some of the bat species that can be spotted on the reserve including pipistrelles among the trees and daubenton’s bats flying from their roosts in the chambers of Corra Castle to hunt over the river!

This event will begin at 8.30pm until 10.30pm, meeting at West lodge on the Corehouse side of the reserve. From there we shall walk you to the old court yard beside the castle where all the activities of the evening shall take place. To book places on this event please call our Falls of Clyde office on 01555 665 262. Booking is essential.

Hope to see you there!

Alex Kekewich – Falls of Clyde Seasonal Ranger

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The reserve is home to a great deal of insect life that can be seen during both the day and the night. From bees buzzing from flower to flower, butterflies …

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