A different sort of congregation was attracted to St John’s Church at Hurst Green on a recent Friday night!
A moth “light trap”, supplied courtesy of Lancashire Wildlife Trust, was set up in the church porch overnight and then a group of enthusiastic nature lovers gathered on Saturday morning to have bacon butties and see what had been caught.
More than 16 different species were identified, including the exotic sounding and beautifully marked Merveille du Jour, the Canary Shouldered Thorn and the Ingrailed Clay.
The event was part of the “Church Goes Wild” programme, designed to enthuse and educate people – especially young families – about nature and the environment. Here is a selection of photos from the event.