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East Bridgford Open Gardens this weekend includes moth survey

This year’s East Bridgford Open Garden event on 19 June will have extra interest for visitors.

The Butterfly Conservation Group will be joining in the fun by conducting a moth survey in some of the gardens on show.

They will be investigating the range of the Red-belted clearwing moth as Nottinghamshire is currently at their northern limit.

The day-flying moths are attracted to mature apple trees, and as there were once extensive orchards in the village, many magnificent ancient trees are still situated there.

Pheromone traps will be brought into the garden and it is hoped that examples of these unusual moths will be found.

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During the evening before, two gardens will set general battery operated moth traps and the moths caught will be on display.

This will be a good chance to see some scarce and spectacular moths; opening up a side of garden life that usually remains hidden.

All are live traps, and any moths caught will be released safely that evening.

There will be a lot for visitors to see on the 19th.

Seventeen gardens will be on show as well as a Bee Farm and the lovely Springdale Wood.

There will also be refreshments with delicious home-made cakes and plant and craft sales. Money raised from the event will be shared between the Nottinghamshire Hospice and village projects. Last year over £3,500 was raised for good causes.

The event starts at 12:30 and admission is £5 with accompanied children free.

All details are available on the website www.ebogardens.co.uk

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