Discover the enchantment of night-time pollinators
Nestled in the Lakeland valley of Matterdale, Racy Ghyll Farm and the Rebanks Family have gained admiration and respect for their Herdwick Sheep, but most recently James’ strong advocation of nature-friendly farming, and his acclaimed books “The Shepherd’s Life: A Tale of the Lake District” and his recently published “English Pastoral | An Inheritance“.
Racy Ghyll, and the surrounding landscape, offers an interesting mosaic of habitats for a variety of beautiful moth species including Garden Tiger, Beautiful Golden Y, Poplar Hawkmoth and Green Carpet.
The morning will start with a fascinating insight into moths by Wild Intrigue, accompanied by hot drinks and delicious muffins made by the Rebanks’ family, before we had out to collect the moth traps.
A kaleidoscope of colour awaits! Whilst your Wild Intrigue guides go through identifying and recording the species, you will have the opportunity to take photographs of these under-appreciated night-pollinators.
Moth trapping is vital for conservation. Many moths are are our nocturnal pollinators and have an important role in ecosystems, so they are indicators of changes in the climate and habitats. Once captured and recorded all the moths are safely released back to the wild.
This Mini Exped contributes to Wild Intrigue’s ongoing work to survey the moths, and support wider nature regeneration, at Racy Ghyll Farm.
Under 18 £14
Suitable for all ages, but best suited for children aged 7 and above. Under 18’s must be accompanied by a paying adult.
2021 dates coming soon.
Racy Ghyll Farm is located only a short drive away from Keswick or Penrith, in the beautiful Matterdale Valley in the Lake District north of Ullswater. The exact address will be provided upon booking.