Meetings with Moths: Discovering their Mystery and Extraordinary Lives

By Katty Baird

‘Evokes the thrill of the chase’ SPECTATOR

‘This book is a revelation’ THE HERALD

‘Baird writes with gusto . . . her remarkable book can guide all of us back towards the light’ SCOTTISH DAILY MAIL

Green Longhorns, Pimpinel Pugs and Peacock Moths – these are just some of the striking species that catch ecologist Katty Baird’s attention. Roaming Scotland in all manner of weather, she climbs down abandoned mines and ventures behind waterfalls in search of these misunderstood and maligned creatures. Meetings with Moths is an uplifting call for everyone to look more closely at their surroundings and discover nature’s hidden secrets, but perhaps more importantly to find the passion that ignites us.

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 11 Apr 2024
Pages: 272
ISBN: 978-0-00-847408-9
Following a Zoology degree and PhD, Katty Baird continued in academia as a postdoctoral research fellow, studying insect-plant interactions. She now works as an ecologist, recording and monitoring invertebrates throughout Scotland. She is shortlisted for NBN wildlife recording award 2020. In 2019/20 she wrote a popular blog, recording moths on the Whittingehame Estate in East Lothian.

”'This is a lovely book, which evokes the thrill of the chase” - Caroline Moore, Spectator

”'An utter delight . . . A wonderful and insightful reminder of the pleasures (and importance) of spending time immersed and distracted by the natural world” - Professor Helen Roy MBE. HON. FRES

”'This book is a revelation . . . Baird is a captivating guide to the surprising world of this astonishingly diverse creature - and indeed, that of the people who pursue them” - Susan Flockhart, The Herald

”'Illuminates the world of mystery and wonder that these much-maligned creatures inhabit . . . By opening our eyes to the delights of these winged wonders, her remarkable book can guide all of us back towards the light” - Scottish Daily Mail