Fastest growing hobby in the UK?

You’ll probably be surprised to find out that moth-trapping is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the country (rivalling sewing, baking and triathlon). And Littlehempston is a great place to find out more. In July the annual moth-trapping evening took place on Ackrells Hill with local people and U3A Wildlife members recording over 94 moths under the expert leadership of Richard Fox of Butterfly Conservation and Terry Underhill, well-known local naturalist. The count surpassed that of 2014 and 2015. This year’s session was held one month earlier so different species could be observed. A total of 144 moths have been logged on the Ackrells Hill site over the last 2 years. If you’d like to know more, get in touch with Jenny Galton-Fenzi, who organised the event, and who traps in her garden – pictured is a visiting female Pale Tussock.