Several of the 'regulars' from this blog attended the Garden Moth Scheme conference last Sunday at Jordans, near Beaconsfield, and a very enjoyable and informative day it was too. If you're not familiar with the GMS it involves running a moth trap in your garden once a week, on the same day each week, whatever the weather, and recording the numbers of moths from a standard list of about 220 species. The 2015 recording season starts this coming Friday, so if you want to take part you need to dust off your trap!
Click here for full details of how to join in the GMS, and following on from the conference I've just added to my blog a post about moth monitoring in general and the GMS in particular, including links to some of the research that GMS data has been used for.
I'm now looking forward to my first GMS session at the end of this week.