Light shed on secret night time world of moths in Seahaven

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AN AMAZING 221 different types of moth and 19 types of butterfly live at Castle Hill Nature Reserve and Newhaven Fort.

People will be able to find out more about these fascinating creatures at two free events coming up.

Lewes District Council are teaming up with The Friends of Castle Hill, The Friends of the Brickfield and the Sussex Moth Group to stage them.

There will be an illustrated talk at Newhaven Fort at 7.30pm on Wednesday June 29 on the moths and butterflies of Newhaven Cliffs.

There is also a chance to see some moths for yourself at moth traps at Seaford Brickfield, Marine Parade, Buckle Drive, Seaford on Friday July 1 at 10pm.

Community ranger at Lewes District Council Thyone Outram said: “Moths have had a bad press as creatures that invade your home at night and eat your clothes but most of them are very beautifully patterned, fascinating animals that live in wild places feeding on nectar.”

For more information contact Thyone Outram 01273 484344 or email