Wildlife charity, Butterfly Conservation, launches plea to public to help measure impacts of climate change while its scientists are in lockdown

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 04/21/2020 - 10:50pm

Leading wildlife charity, Butterfly Conservation, known for its sector-leading butterfly and moth population data going back over 50 years, has launched a plea to the public to help contribute to assessing the effects of climate change while it’s scientists and volunteers are unable to carry out monitoring of wildlife sites during the lockdown.

A vital indicator of the effects of climate change in the UK, butterfly phenology (the study of the timing of natural events) recording is going to be severely affected this spring due to the restrictions on movement to halt the spread of...

The Frozen Butterfly

Event Date: 
01/08/2015 - 7:30pm
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Dont Mention the Gorilla and Symbotic Theatre

‘It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly’s wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world’

An exploration into the people we are drawn to, the situations we escape from and the events we cannot avoid. ‘Frozen Butterfly’ is a new devised production from Symbiotics’ ‘Don’t Mention the Gorilla’ company, telling the stories of some seemingly unconnected characters who unwittingly share so much


Ticket Price: £10 (£8 concessions)

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Butterfly Conservation on Dartmoor free talk and workshop

Event Date: 
17/07/2015 - 12:00pm

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...