Moth events

This beautiful moth is very rare and was found is Exwick last month by Adrian Colston who is a member of the Devon Moth Group

watch moths with us!

A series of online events, called ‘Watch Moths’ will be an opportunity to explore and understand the world of moths in Devon a little better.  We will all be learning with moth experts from Devon Moth Group, Devon Wildlife Trust, Ambios and others.  We will be finding out how moths are amazing and beautiful creatures and together, with humans, are attracted to a glow and a twinkle.

Our family friendly, experts and novices, everyone welcome, events will run June until October.  Book Here

 Each Watch Moths via zoom will be set up for an hour in the evening as the light starts dimming, and an hour in the morning to reveal what we have found.

Upcoming events

watch moths – activities at Plymouth Art weekender

Friday 25th September at 8pm and Saturday 26th September at 8am  

This evening’s event will coincide with Plymouth’s Art Weekender in which we will be giving away Activity packs subsidised by the National Lottery, Arts Council and Plymouth Energy Community.  We will have specialists in Plymouth and across Devon to show us how they set up their moth catchers and see what they find in the morning.  Come along and help us install a whisper of glowing moths in Plymouth from 25th to 27th September.

Plymouth Art Weekender 2020. 25th-27th September
Moths do appear even on rainy nights (c) Chris Hanley.

watch moths – preparing for COP26 

Friday 23rd October at 8pm and Saturday 24th October at 8am  

We will be showing you our Crowdfunder to take us to Glasgow in 2021 this evening!  Reminding you also of other moth and insect based events and organisations across the South West.  By now we may be in a post Covid19 world and you could venture a little further to go exploring and protecting moths and other insects that are part of our ecosystem.  An ecosystem with it’s own renewable energy system that we all depend on for our future health and happiness.

Poetry slam – moths to a flame 

Thursday 12th November 8-10pm 

Matt Harvey presents Moths to a Flame with Art and Energy – A buzzy, fluttery, surprisingly jittery poetry slam and you choose who wins!
This year’s poetry competition will be around the theme of ‘Moths, and/or Energy’. 
Tickets are £5 each

Past events

Watch moths (to a flame!) – National Insect Week 

Friday 26th at 8pm  and Saturday 27th June at 8am  

As part of National Insect Week we start our series with four moth explorers across Devon.  We will also be introducing you to our Moths to a Flame project.   This month our Moth-ers include Simon Bates from Exeter, John Walters near Dartmoor, Amy Walkden in Torbay and Art and Energy’s Chloe Uden and family in Exeter. Other moth-er visitors will help us identify and get to know the moths we see.  This event is free, unless you want to make a donation.  Watch a recording here

watch moths – poetry and augmented reality

Friday 24th July at 8pm and Saturday 25th July at 8am  

Art and Energy collective member and poet of international acclaim, Matt Harvey, wrote us a beautiful poem for Moths to a Flame. He will read this tonight!!  We will also show you our new Quiver Vision flying colour-in Emperor moth. Followed by our 4 moth experts across Devon who will be setting up in the evening and revealing their moths in the morning.  This month our Moth-ers include Simon Bates and Will Scott near a park in Exeter with the Devon Wildlife Trust, Amy Walkden and Barry Hendon from the Devon Moth GroupJohn Walters near Dartmoor. Watch the recorded Evening and Morning sessions here

This came into Chloe's bathroom, found by Hector
Syd a Red Underwing, illustrated by Miranda Barlow

watch moths – the moths whisper

Friday 21st August at 8pm and Saturday 22nd August at 8am  

In the evening, in addition to all the fantastic moths we might find, we are also going to launch our book ‘The Moths Whisper’ by collective member Miranda Barlow.  She will read her amazing nature story book about a Yellow Underwing called Marny.  

We will also meet artist Sarah Gillespie and poet Thom Boulton.

There will be more experts (some from the Devon Moth Group), across Devon to show us how they set up to identify moths on the wing. In the Morning a great reveal – even possibly a moth called Marny!  Book here (donation tickets available now, free tickets released 9th August)

Watch the PM episode and AM episode here.

Mezzotint by Sarah Gillespie