Laura and Maxime are two students who have travelled from France to join us working on the reserve at Montrose Basin for two months. They recently enjoyed attending the Moth Night and have written a brief description of how they found the event.
At the end of the afternoon of June 9th 2016 we participated at the Moth Night event at Montrose Basin Visitor Centre.
Firstly, Paul gave a talk on the different types of moth including how they live, reproduce, and how they grow up, with a presentation.
Then, we have seen many species of Moths thanks to Paul’s traps.
Indeed, he showed us more than 30 species, some in traps, others in tubes. Furthermore we have been able to take some species on our hands; that was really cool and funny.
Our favourite moths were the Poplar hawk and Elephant hawk moth, because we have never seen moths as big and colourful, in addition we would never had imagined that these kinds of species could exist in Scotland.
Maxime and Laura – Volunteer rangers Montrose Basin