Munching Caterpillars is a Butterfly Conservation education campaign aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of butterflies, moths and their caterpillars among young people and their families.

Having volunteered with us in 2017, as part of her degree at the University of West England, we were delighted to welcome Lucy as the 2019 Munching Caterpillar contractor for the Someset & Bristol branch.

Munching Caterpillars in Bristol (Lucy Cunningham) - Robbie Labonowski
Lucy at St Werburghs School, Bristol

Lucy visits primary schools in Bristol and teaches children about butterflies and moths, their lifecycles, habitats and foodplants, and about how they can help to conserve our British species. Her workshops include opportunities to see live specimens and to get hands-on, planting nectar and food plants in the school grounds. They are fun, interactive and a great way to capture the children’s interest in the wildlife that can be found on their doorstep.

Over the 2019 season, Lucy visited 9 different schools, delivered 48 workshops and engaged with almost 900 children.  

We would like to thank all the staff and children that have welcomed Lucy into their schools this year.

  • Ashton Gate Primary, Ashton
  • Barton Hill Primary
  • Cabot Primary, St Pauls
  • Glenfrome Primary, Eastville
  • Holy Cross Primary, Bedminster
  • Stoke Park, Lockleaze
  • St Martin's C of E Primary
  • St Werburghs Primary
  • Woodstock
Munching Caterpillars in Bristol_644 (St Werburghs school) - Robbie Labonowski
St Werburghs School, Bristol

If you know a Bristol school who would be keen to receive a visit from Lucy in 2020, please contact Kate Merry, @email for more information.


Lucy's end of year report is available by clicking on this link.

Read about Lucy's experiences by clicking on this link