The Moth Hotel

The Moth Hotel is back in 2019…

We’re not trapping giant moths! We’re building a giant moth trap. In fact, we think it might be the biggest moth trap in the world! Adrian Russell, the Leicestershire Moth Recorder, took us under his wing last year and advised us on the best construction for maximum moth identification.

The moth trap will be available to view throughout the weekend, shining like a beacon through the night, and you’ll be able to peer in the windows to see who has flown inside. Each morning of Timber, you can join Adrian inside, to help him to identify all the moths who have entered during the night, before helping them back on their way.


Black to Green was supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund to conserve and enhance the industrial heritage and natural history within the Heart of the Forest. This is an area of roughly 10 square miles across North West Leicestershire and South Derbyshire. This project is a legacy of the National Forest’s Black to Green initiative.