Tortoiseshell butterfly

Wildlife Training Workshop: Butterfly Identification and Ecology

Location:

Totternhoe ,

Castle Hill Road
Totternhoe
Bedfordshire
LU6 1QF,
Dunstable
Fully booked
A training working providing background information on the biology and ecology of butterflies with Andrew Bladon and Matt Hayes at Totternhoe Quarry

Event details

Date

Time
10:00am - 4:00pm
A static map of Wildlife Training Workshop: Butterfly Identification and Ecology

About the event

Around 60 species of butterfly live in the UK and a diverse selection of them can be seen on BCN Wildlife Trust reserves. A complex life cycle means that many butterflies are extremely sensitive to environmental change and these species can act as important bio-indicators. Therefore, studying butterflies can help us monitor natural ecosystems and protect a wide array of other animals and plants.

This workshop aims to provide background information on the biology and ecology of butterflies, and will also include a field trip where you will learn to identify some of the species yourself. The site visit will take place at Totternhoe Quarry, one of only a handful of sites in Bedfordshire where the rare Duke of Burgundy butterfly holds a strong population.

Booking

Price

£40 standard
£115 professionals
£20 full time students

Suitable for

Adults

Know before you go

Dogs

Guide dogs only

Mobility

Please contact organiser if you have accessibility requirements

What to bring

Outdoor clothing and footwear (including waterproofs)

Packed lunch and drink (hot refreshments will be available)

Pen and notepad

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