The Moths at Home project is led by the SW Scotland Branch of the charity Butterfly Conservation, working with SWSEIC and a whole range of partners and people to demonstrate the beauty and diversity of moths that live in their own gardens across the Galloway Glens area. The project will also explain the ecological importance of moths, how gardens can be managed for their benefit, and how recording moths can benefit their conservation, whilst being fun to do.
The average garden in Galloway may support 200 or more different species of moth, many large and colourful, but the average garden owner is often totally oblivious to their presence. The project involves running community moth recording events across the Galloway Glens region. At each event, participants are provided with a moth trap and training on how to set it up. They take it away and set it up in their own garden or community site. The next morning, they return with their traps to a central point, and the live catch is released unharmed, having been identified by local volunteer experts.
The Moths at Home project has been supported by a grant of £3,500 through the Galloway Glens ‘Our Heritage’ Small Grant Scheme.
SUP is registered in Scotland as a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. Registered address: The Southern Uplands Partnership, Studio 2, Lindean Mill, Galashiels, TD1 3PE. Company No. SC200827 / Charity No. SCO29475