Butterfly Conservation used my image of a nocturnal moth trapping event to illustrate their latest report:
Unsurprisingly the report concludes that UK moth numbers are in decline, documenting a 40% drop in total abundance in the south of England over the last 40 years.
On the bright side many more moth species have colonised Britain in recent decades than have become extinct.
This photograph was taken at a recent moth trapping event on Chatley Heath organised by Surrey Wildlife Trust. The original image below:
- Butterfly Conservation: Moth Report 2013
- Dom Greves Photography: Moth Trapping (Buy or license images)