Parish Council wins grant to help identify moths


Moths are valuable pollinators and need help

Amid widespread concern about the decline of pollinating insects like bees and butterflies, researchers have discovered that, during the night-time, moths are particularly efficient pollinators.

Buriton Parish Council has agreed to help the Hampshire Biodiversity Information Centre (HBIC) by collecting records of moths found in the parish and has been awarded a grant to buy the equipment required. 

A non-harmful moth trap has been purchased and will be used by a rota of villagers. 

The light-based device attracts moths which are captured in a container, allowing people to identify and record the species without causing any harm. All the moths are subsequently released back into their native environment.

If you would like to help with this project, please contact the Parish Clerk, Petra Norris, via 07943 536065 or

In addition, anyone can help moths and butterflies by creating a Wild Space.