Wednesday 31st July 2019, 10:30am-3:00pm
Meeting place TBC upon booking, near Widecombe-in-the-Moor
- Megan Lowe
- firstname.lastname@example.org / 07827 460767
We need your help in monitoring Marsh Fritillary across Dartmoor this August.
Marsh Fritillary caterpillars live gregariously in dense webs for most of their life stage. By counting these caterpillar webs we can get a better idea of breeding success and monitor population change over time.
This workshop will cover all you need to know (and more) to be able to assist us with surveys this coming season.
No previous experience or commitment is necessary!
We will spend the day outside in marshy areas so please be prepared for all weather (waterproofs, suncream/hat etc.), bring a packed lunch, and wear wellies.
Exact location will be confirmed nearer the time, but we will be in the area of Widecombe-in-the-Moor.
This event is free as part of the National Lottery Heritage Funded project 'All the Moor Butterflies', but it also takes place during the Big Butterfly Count - the biggest citizen science survey of it's kind in the world -so today will provide a perfect opportunity to take part!