There were several prizes to be won by participating in Moth Night in 2021!
We were very fortunate in securing some excellent prizes for Moth Night 2021, these are listed below with details of the winners:
- Random draw for 10 participants who submit data. Five individual recorders and five event organisers were selected at random for this prize sponsored by Bloomsbury Publishing have donated three copies of Field Guide to Caterpillars, two copies of British & Irish Moths a Photographic Guide (3rd edition) and five copies of Concise Guide to the Moths of Great Britain & Ireland (2nd edition) The following people or organisations were all selected at random: Bex Cartwright; Keith Dan; Peter Heathcote; Anne Honeyman; Graham Jones; Helen Rowe; Alan Storey; Katrina Wright; Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory.
- The recorder who records the highest number of macro-species from a reedbed / wetland site (as a percentage of the county total) will receive a 40w Rigid Trap donated by Watkins and Doncaster. Still be awarded.
- The recorder who records the highest number of macro-species from a non-reedbed / wetland site (as a percentage of the county total). This category has been sponsored by Celestron who have donated an Elements Thermotorch as a prize.
- The recorder who records the highest number of macro-moth species trapped in a garden trap (as a percentage of county total). Richard Lewington has donated a 12" x 10" signed print of a Buff-tip as the prize for this category.
- Photographic Competition. We were looking for photographs of moths trapped or which capture the spirit of Moth Night. The winner will receive an Opticron Gallery Scope donated by Opticron. This prize was awarded to Michael Southall for this image of a Lunar Hornet Moth Sesia bembeciformis.
We would like to extend our thanks to all of the above for supplying prizes for Moth Night and to everyone who submitted their records and photographs.
Prizes for Moth Night 2022 will be announced once finalised.