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Citizen science event monitors impact of climate change on moths


The recent record-breaking warm weather has provided ideal conditions for both native moths and rare visitors from continental Europe to thrive.

And this year’s Moth Night, which runs from 27-29 August 2020, could not come at a better time.

Organised by the journal Atropos, the charity Butterfly Conservation and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, this annual public event encourages awareness of moths and the important roles they play in our environment. It invites people to get out into their gardens, parks and the countryside to spot these incredible insects. The records submitted improve ecologists’ understanding of moth distribution and habitat, in order to inform conservation and analysis of how particular species are faring. MORE

Header image: Iain H Leach, Butterfly Conservation.