Moth experts find 30 varieties in Suffolk community woodland

Some of the moths at the Yoxwood. Picture: Pat Wallace

Some of the moths at the Yoxwood. Picture: Pat Wallace - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk woodland session on identifying moths proved so “fascinating” organisers have planned another event later this year.

The Yoxwood community woodland in Yoxford welcomed moth experts Mervyn Miller and Rod West to teach visitors about the different varieties.

Traps set to catch some of the moths native to the Yoxwood revealed more than 30 species, including hawk, privet, popular and elephant moths.

More than 20 people, including children attended the event.

A spokesman for the Yoxwood said: “We found it really fascinating, so much so that we hope to have another session this September.”

The Yoxwood has been transformed over recent years from a piece of empty scrubland into a woodland for the community to enjoy, with an ever increasing array of facilities.

To find out more about the project visit @Yoxwood on Facebook.