An introduction to moths and their declines – Devon Dark Skies Week webinar

a white moth on a wooden structureIn this webinar, organised as part of Devon Dark Skies Week, we were joined by Richard Fox from Butterfly Conservation.

Richard’s talk provided us with a basic introduction to moths and their importance within their ecosystems as well as a brief overview of the causes of their declines in Britain and provided an insight into the ways in which moths are affected by street lighting. He shared with us the results of a recently published paper that he was involved in the research for, Street lighting has detrimental impacts on local insect populations, and told us more about simple changes we can make to protect moths and other insects from negative impacts caused by lighting. There was plenty of time for questions at the end.

You can watch the recording below or on YouTube.