An Introduction to Moths

Starts ONLINE on Thursday 11th March 2021.

9 hour course with 5 x 1.5 hour live inter-active Zoom sessions.

Sessions every Thursday at 7pm to 8.30pm, plus YouTube playback.

March 11th, 18th and 25th, then April 8th & 15th (no session April 1st).


Plus 2 x 45 min "Virtual Field Catch Up" Sessions in late May & late June, dates TBC.

Course cost: £54  per person

(which can be paid in installments on request)

A short introductory course in day-flying and nocturnal moths and basic moth trapping. Aimed at the complete beginner who simply wants to know more about these stunning creatures and how to see them.

Moths are one of the mysteries of wildlife at night that most seldom see, but in this course we’ll help you get started using harmless moth traps to see these beautiful creatures. The excitement of investigating a moth trap first thing is simply addictive!

You’ll learn about moth traps, but also skills in identifying the moths you trap. Unlike butterflies, there are moths on the wing all year round, from the Early Moth in January to the December Moth at the end of the year.


Many of our British moths are simply stunning and with little effort you can enjoy them at your leisure the following morning. But there are many moths that are day-flying and also stunningly beautiful, like the Emperor Moth or the more familiar Burnet moths.

In this course you get to know what habitats to look for these and how to identify them. So if you want learn about the Emperor, Garden Tiger, Peach Blossom and many more, sign up and join us.


The course consists of 5 x weekly live zoom session, taking time to enjoy each species through photos and many videos, plus friendly discussion and lots of opportunity for questions.  All sessions are recorded (with permission) and uploaded to a private YouTube link which will be shared after each session - so never miss a session & feel free to watch again!

The course will run over 5 weeks with evening sessions on: Thursday 11th, 18th and 25th March, then 8th & 15th April 2021. PLUS 2 x 45 minute "Virtual Field Catch up Sessions" in late May and late June.


Course cost £54 per person. To book use the "Buy Now" button below.

​You can also pay in two installments. To do this please use the checkout at the bottom of this webpage or click on "request an invoice" 


Live sessions will be delivered through Zoom and you will need a computer with audio and microphone. Sessions will be illustrated with pictures and videos from the Speckled Wood image archive.

The course will be delivered in a friendly and informal way with the chance to ask questions throughout. You will have the option to have video on or off to help you feel relaxed and comfortable.

Speckled Wood Wildlife have 40 years experience in watching & observing wildlife, as well as over 20 years experience in teaching. We offer a high quality learning experience, and a greater understanding of nature and wildlife will hopefully lead to more enjoyment while watching it.  Read our Customer Reviews on our Testimonials Page.


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You can book & pay using the "Buy Now" button. Please note the reciept e mail will be from POWr and please check your Spam/ Junk box incase it goes into there. We will send course joining instructions to the e mail address you have used to pay unless you tell us otherwise. Thank you.

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