Butterfly Id & Recording Day - near Portesham

Friday 23 June 201711:00am - 03:00pm

Join us for an introductory day to learn how to identify butterflies and day-flying moths, to understand a little about their ecology, and how you can contribute by recording sightings on the Ridgeway.

Butterfly Conservation have been recording the distribution of butterflies in the UK for many years, largely thanks to the efforts of their many volunteers up and down the country.  But there are a number of areas which have few, if any, records of butterflies and some of these lie within the South Dorset Ridgeway (they are called ‘white holes' because they appear blank on the distribution map).  

With a little bit of training, and a little bit of your time, you can help put this right and put the Ridgeway’s butterflies on the map!

The records gathered help to inform practical conservation, and butterfly records also provide a valuable indication of state of our biodiversity – not to mention the fact that for many of us there are few things more enjoyable than going for a walk and doing a bit of butterfly-spotting!

The day will be led by Nigel Spring of Butterfly Conservation’s Dorset Branch: we will meet near Portesham and the day will involve a walk on the Ridgeway. 

You don’t have to commit to further recording to join us on this introductory day - but we hope that you might! 

Please contact Jill Hearing for more information or to book a place:

email: j.hearing@dorsetcc.gov.uk  or tel: 01305 228273 

You can see photos of our events here: Land of Bone & Stone on Flickr

 

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