Moth morning at Nature Reserve

The first moth event of this year at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve took place on Sunday June 25 and it created hawkmoth memories that will last a lifetime, as our visitors were able to handle them. Three types of hawkmoth were inside the trap in the morning – Privet, Elephant and Poplar!

Privet hawkmoth

The morning was led by Phil Jones who, before he retired, used to run the bird-ringing project for the Wetland Trust at Elm Farm, Pannel Valley, near Icklesham. He still works part-time and has been a Friend of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve for many years.

Elephant hawkmoth

Other moth events will be held on Wednesday morning July 26, 10am – 11am, and Sunday evening August 13, 8:30pm – 10:30pm. They are free (although donations would be appreciated) so do come along!

For more information on this and other activities taking place at the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, contact Linda Wren, Administrator, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve – telephone 07884 494 982


Photos: Barry Yates

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