National Insect Week returns in 2020
Explore the weird and wonderful night fliers of Glencoe and join us at the Visitor Centre on Saturday morning to find out what moths have been caught in our harmless light trap that we’ll set out around the visitor centre the night before. There’ll be some marvellous moth crafts for children too!
If you like why not join us the evening before to help us set up the light trap. We’ll meet at the Visitor Centre just before sunset at 10pm on Friday 15th June. Our rangers will be on hand with bat detectors too and hopefully we’ll be able to hear and see the local bat population emerge from their roosts.
Wear warm clothes and it is advisable to bring midge repellent, midge net, torch and sunglasses (as the light traps are very bright!)
Female water snipe flies Atherix ibis clasp each other and cluster in big round aggregations on the end of branches overhanging rivers – males entering the swarms are mated repeatedly until they die. The females then lay their eggs in to the water – and all die still in their tight aggregations.