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A day to learn skills to help you survey and monitor butterflies to promote their conservation.
A weekend course introducing the identification and natural history of moths and butterflies. This course is part of the University Certificate in Biological Recording, run jointly with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).
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!
This one-day course is aimed at anyone with an interest in moths and provides an introduction to micro-moths; their identification, natural history and conservation. Although small, many micro-moths are brightly coloured and distinctive, while others are less easy to identify. This course will help you sort out the different groups, and learn how to find and record them.
This popular course will be concentrating on the identification and natural history of butterflies, moths, dragonflies and damselflies. Checking the light traps for moths each morning will be followed by visits to local nature reserves, looking for day-flying species from all the groups. This is a great way of developing your interests, in the company of someone who has drawn and painted virtually all there is to see!
Would you like to be able to identify the various stages of the Northern Brown Argus
butterfly – adult, larva and egg? This free event will help you to identify this relatively rare species and show you how to survey for it in other locations.
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.
This course is aimed at anyone who would like to learn more about identifying moths from coastal habitats. It is aimed at total beginners wishing to study these moths, as well as people with more advanced knowledge, but whatever your skill level, it will be designed to stretch you.
This course will help you understand how butterflies use their habitats, and how you can find and identify them. We will also look at the opportunities for conserving butterflies in gardens and parks, and how to get involved with recording and monitoring them.
This course introduces the subject of butterflies and moths in a practical and enjoyable way.
This course will be based at Juniper Hall, which nestles in a valley of the North Downs close to Box Hill, with a backdrop of woodland and rolling chalk grassland habitats. It is aimed at anyone - total beginners to those with more advanced knowledge - who would like to learn more about identifying moths from chalk and limestone grassland habitats.
This Field Studies Council course will cover aspects of butterfly and moth identification, trapping and information on the national notable species and life histories, and suggest methods to encourage these fascinating insects and their close relatives into our gardens.
This Field Studies Council course will consist of illustrated talks with colour slides, daytime field visits to a variety of habitats and overnight mercury vapour lights run in the extensive wooded grounds at Kindrogan. Help and advice will be given on identification, ways of recording and classification.
This one-day course provides an introduction to moths; their identification, natural history and conservation. It is aimed at anyone with an interest in moths, whether you are a beginner or are already moth-watching and want a little more 'methodology' and knowledge.