British Entomological and Natural History Society (BENHS) / Bucks Invertebrate Group
Bernwood Forest was part of The Royal Hunting Forest of Bernwood, which covered approximately fifty modern day parishes, and received royal protection for over 700 years. The existing woodstwo woods that make up Bernwood Forest are gradually being converted to native broad leaf and continuous cover through natural regeneration and opening up of rides. It is a large and varied site with a long history of moth recording, but limited information for other orders.
We have permission to drive into the site for the mothing session and there is good access across the site.
Potential target species include Heterogenea asella (Triangle), Meganola strigula (Small Black Arches) and if we are not too late Pechipogo strigilata (Common Fan-foot).
Meet at 13:30 and 21.00 in the Forestry Commission Oakley wood car park. From Oakley turn onto Manor Road (then Oxford Road) from the B4011 and follow this minor road, ignoring all turn offs. Cross over the M40 after a sharp left hand bend and follow this straight road until you see an entrance part concealed in a thick hedgerow on your left. Grid Ref: SP61091172 (Car park entrance)
Please contact the leader in advance if you plan to attend and to be notified of any last minute changes of plan. In the event of bad weather, this event may be cancelled. Leader: Martin Albertini 01628 633749 (on the day 07729 368933) Email: email@example.com.