Night Creatures

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I'm tempted to describe moths as the Cinderellas of the natural world, although unlike Cinderella they mainly come out at night. Often neglected, or dismissed as pests, they have always been somewhat in the shadow of their day-flying cousins the butterflies. For those who love them though, like me and Matthew Gandy, whose Moth is the latest addition to Reaktion's 'Animal' series, they are endlessly fascinating. You can join Matthew for his launch party at the Stoke Newington Bookshop tomorrow night. And when the rain eases off, I'll be installing my own moth trap in Pied Bull Yard to check out our local creatures of the night. The results will appear here in due course.

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