Thursday 27th July 2023.
Get up close to beautiful moths, learn their sometimes bizarre names, and enjoy a continental breakfast buffet in the woods.
- Times: 8:30-10am
- Tickets adults £15, children £12 + booking fee.
Join us to learn about and look at moths in Hazel Hill Wood, near Salisbury. We’ll start with a short introductory talk about moths and then set off to look through a moth trap and see what’s flown in over night. Moth species have some incredible and bizarre names, like Setaceous Hebrew Character, Elephant Hawk Moth and Maiden’s Blush. Others just look incredible, like Buff Tip (camouflaged to look like a birch twig), Scorched Wing and White Ermine (photo below).
Our continental breakfast buffet including tea, fresh coffee, orange juice and pastries can be enjoyed outside or inside, weather- and people-dependent. We will do our best to accommodate dietary requirements.
Children are welcome to come with a responsible adult who must supervise them at all times.
Your money will support Hazel Hill Trust’s charitable work. Our vision for Hazel Hill Wood is a thriving ecosystem where people come to heal and learn through deeper connection with the living world.
What to wear
Dress for the weather in clothes and sturdy shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. We highly recommend long trousers due to the presence of ticks in the wood – please click here for more info. Please check the weather forecast and bring waterproofs, warm layers and insect repellent as appropriate – if you’re not sure then bring it all! We will be outside for the duration and the temperature may drop rapidly after the sun goes down.
How to get here
Hazel Hill Wood is located off Grimstead Road between Farley and East Grimstead. If using sat nav, use postcode SP5 1AU and you’ll see our yellow and green “Hazel Hill Wood” sign on the road – we don’t have a postcode but this is the farm opposite us.
Is this suitable for everyone?
The session is suitable for most people over 5 years old. It is helpful for us to know if you have any mobility or medical conditions or other additional needs so we can plan accordingly – please let us know in the booking form. There is uneven ground.
Is this only fun for kids?
Definitely not! Our wildlife activities are enjoyed by all ages.
Can I bring my dog?
Does moth trapping harm moths?
The session is carried out with high animal welfare standards. Don’t be fooled – most will be very still but are alive! The moths are released back into the wood after species identification. The data we collect is being used to conserve threatened moths, increase scientific understanding of moth declines and improve public awareness. See Butterfly Conservation National Moth Recording Scheme.