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Brilliant Butterflies

July 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

There are around 60 species of butterfly in the UK – each one of them beautiful, fascinating and to be encouraged in our gardens.

Join our talk to be inspired by butterflies and their amazing life histories, from egg to master of aerial displays! We will take you through a few of our UK species and demonstrate how extraordinary they can be. Sadly, their fortunes are changing – whilst some butterflies are expanding their distribution with climate change, many are in decline, linked to loss of their food sources and habitats. Find out how you can take Action For Insects and help butterflies in your garden.

The speaker is Barry Henwood, a retired GP with a lifelong interest in wildlife, especially butterflies and moths. He is a Devon county moth recorder and Trustee for Devon Wildlife Trust. Barry is also the co-author of ‘Field Guide to the Caterpillars of Great Britain and Ireland’, a comprehensive introduction on how to study caterpillars which provides a window into their diverse natural histories.

This event will also help you identify the common species in preparation for the Big Butterfly Count, a UK-wide survey helping us assess the health of our environment by counting butterflies. This year’s survey takes place between the 16th of July and 8th of August and you can join by going to the Butterfly Conservation website.

Photo: White Admiral, Barry Henwood

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July 15, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Devon WIldlife Trust
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