Learn to identify moths on a free training course

Cinnabar moth

Take part in a moth identification training course this year and learn from the experts how to trap and identify some of the fascinating moths living in the UK.

There are more than 2,000 species of moth in this country, ranging from the colourful and distinctive Cinnabar moth to the well-camouflaged Eyed Hawk-moth. Explore this staggering diversity and learn the skills you need to identify moths accurately.

The courses wil take place in the West Midlands region and are completely free. They are aimed at beginners and intermediates. There are five one-day courses, beginning on Sunday 23 May 2010. You can come to one or all five. Those who attend all the courses will go away with a strong grounding in moth identification and will be able to trap and identify moths on any site unaided.

Places on these courses are limited, so we recommend you book your spot now to avoid disappointment.

Eyed Hawk-moth

See the West Midlands activity page for information on upcoming events and how to register.

Download the timetable for details of all the moth identification training courses scheduled for this year.


The training courses are sponsored by OPAL, Butterfly Conservation West Midlands and the Field Studies Council.