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Come along and learn everything you need to know to assist in the annual monitoring of these threatened species and help us to ensure their survival.
This Field Studies Council course is an introduction to the identification of moths for beginners. It will also be ideal for anyone who has not been looking at moths for long, or wants to revisit moths after a time away. Course fees start at £178 (non-residential).
Countryside walks will be used to study the special species of butterflies and moths in this beautiful area. Help on moth identification and information on the species and their habitat requirements will be provided. Electric observation lights will be operated in the Blencathra grounds and at Witherslack to attract a wide variety of moths. Morning inspection of the light traps will be followed by visits to special habitats at Braithwaite Moss and Meathop Moss to study butterflies. Evening talks will be fully illustrated with colour slides.
Ian Waller will demonstrate how to set up a transect and monitor the butterflies on it. Guidance on butterfly identification will be given and we will walk part of the Bishop Middleham Transect.
In the morning the event will provide an introduction to the Small Blue, Britain’s smallest butterfly. In the afternoon we will visit some of the nearby colonies to look for the butterfly and see its haunts.
Workshop: ‘Introduction to Pollinators’ hosted by Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme Butterfly Conservation Talks: Pollinators, Butterfly and Moth Recording Schemes (on the Saturday)
Butterfly Conservation is keen to spread the love of moths and has organised a training session with the NI Macro Moth Recorder at Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark (MACGG) in Co. Fermanagh.
Another opportunity to learn more about butterfly identification followed by a walk funded by the ARC Project as part of the “Butterflies of the ARC Project” events.
Do you live in or near Lancashire and have an interest in moths or butterflies? Join the Lancashire BC Branch for a day of interesting talks on local species and conservation work, amazing photography and a guided walk to find butterflies!
The walk is flat on an excellent surface, so it will be suitable for everyone. We will begin the tour shortly before the transect training event, so we expect a very lively day at the Butterfly Park.