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Moth Night at Rainham Marshes

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 21:00 to 23:30

The reserve will remain open till dusk (which will be about 11 pm) so that you can come along and soak up the tranquillity of the marsh as the day starts to fade.  

Many birds start singing again in a last flourish before bed while others prepare themselves for a through the night serenade. The Marsh Frogs should be active and there is a chance that our very nocturnal Barn Owls may grace us with a fly past while early emerging bats of several species hawk overhead. 

The moth traps will go on at 9pm and we shall see what wondrous winged beauties we can attract to our lights. Let's hope the weather is good!

The cafe will remain open for hot food, drinks and snacks! Usual reserve entry fee’s apply.

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for all

Cost details

Admissions to the Reserve apply


Did you know?


Chitin is the major molecule in insect cuticles, combined with proteins it hardens surfaces like beetle wing covers.

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