Moth catchers at Drummore

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Peter Norman and Mark Pollitt from the Biodiversity Department of Dumfries and Galloway Council held a moth trap event this week with Kirkmaiden Natural History Group and pupils 5-7 of Drummore School.

Pupils of the school and members of the group met at the school on Monday morning to distribute the traps, with an interesting talk given to everyone by Peter Norman. The next morning the traps were taken back to the school to identify the moths trapped overnight in special boxes.  These finds will then be entered on a national database which is used to monitor moth populations.