Events

You can brush up your identification skills, help on a conservation task, see a rare species or just enjoy a beautiful site.

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Northern Brown Argus & Small Blue Workshop

Thursday 5th July 2018, 1.00pm-5.00pm
Shandwick

The event will focus on two scarce and threatened butterflies; Northern Brown Argus and Small Blue. The aim of the day is to inform participants about their life-cycle and habitat requirements and then visit two local sites to look for eggs and adult Northern Brown Argus and Small Blue eggs and larvae. It is hoped that participants will subsequently look for both species in the area to help determine their current status.

Moth Trapping

Northern Ireland: Intro To Macro-moths

Friday 6th to Saturday 7th July 2018, 7pm-11am
Lagan Valley Regional Park, 3 Lock Keeper’s Lane

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about why and how to trap and record moths.

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Goat Moth Workshop

Tuesday 10th July 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm
Little Scatwell, near Contin

Goat moth is a spectacular and rarely recorded moth whose larvae live within the heartwood of deciduous trees. A recently formulated pheromone lure has been successful in attracting males at known sites in Scotland. Lures and light traps will be set the previous night at a known haunt of the moth. The field trip will check these traps as well as visiting known Goat trees to smell and look for characteristic signs of occupancy. It is hoped that participants will subsequently look for these characteristic signs and smells elsewhere in the Highlands to help find new sites of this very under-recorded species and thereby help determine its current status.

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Cornwall: Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth Workshop

Wednesday 25th July 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm
Bodmin Moor

An in-field workshop with moth and caterpillar expert John Bebbington, focusing on larval survey techniques for the Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth.

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Northern Ireland: Butterfly Walkers Workshop

Saturday 15th September 2018, 9.45am-3.00pm
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Oxford Island, Craigavon

Our third annual ‘Thank You’ to volunteers and recorders who support the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme through walking transects and undertaking surveys, although anyone with an interest in butterflies is welcome!