The Friends of Paxton Pits Nature Reserve organises a wide range of activities and events to help raise funds for the Reserve. These range from talks and demonstrations to celebrations and tick ‘n’ twitch days. Events are open to all unless otherwise stated.
Please phone if you have any special needs, in particular, regarding the use of wheelchairs and pushchairs. (Visitors’ Centre: 01480 406795)
Visitors are advised to wear suitable clothing for outdoor events with strong boots or shoes, and hats in the summer sun.
Moth trapping at Paxton Pits with Barry Dickerson
9 August, 2019 –
A rare opportunity to see the moths on the reserve. This is a small group activity for members of the Friends of Paxton Pits only, beginning at 8.30pm until late. A mercury vapour light will be operated on a pole over a white sheet which will be placed on the ground. This will attract the moths and other insects. Moths landing on the sheet will be boxed for identification and then released at the end of the session.
Dark warm clothes and a torch are essential. A groundsheet will be provided for seating.
This event is weather dependent. In case of strong wind or rain it will be cancelled.
£2.50 each – only 12 available
Tickets will be available from the Visitor Centre at the beginning of July and contact details will be required.