Butterfly Conservation on Dartmoor workshop

Mary Youlden
Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 12:30pm

The recently launched Dartmoor Conservation Garden in Princetown is hosting a free talk and workshop Butterfly Conservation on Dartmoor on Friday 17 July between 12 – 3pm.

Jenny Plackett, from the ‘Two Moors Threatened Butterfly Project’ will talk about the work being done on a landscape scale across Dartmoor (and Exmoor), which aims to reverse the declines in three important UK threatened butterfly species: the Marsh Fritillary, High Brown Fritillary and Heath Fritillary.

Simon Phelps of ‘All the Moor Butterflies’ will then run a practical butterfly identification workshop, with guidance on how to identify our local Dartmoor butterflies, both common and rarer species. Information will also be provided on how to take part in the national Big Butterfly Count.

The Dartmoor Conservation Garden is sited in the Jack Wigmore Garden behind the National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown. It is managed by the Dartmoor Preservation Association, with support from the Dartmoor National Park Your Dartmoor Fund.

There is no need to book, but those wishing to come along to this great free event should ensure they arrive at the National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown, by noon on 17 July.

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