Butterfly Conservation Workshop

Event date
Event time
10:30 - 12:30
Venue
Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Parks Rd
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3PW
Event type
Other
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Join Butterfly Conservation to find out more about the Hairstreak butterfly and what you can do to help them.

There are five species of Hairstreak in the UK. Of all butterflies, this group is particularly at risk of habitat destruction, especially from development and changes in farming practices. The Oxford and Ampthill Clays are the only place in the UK where all five of the Hairstreak family of butterflies naturally occur.

Workshop content will include:

  • A brief background to the charity and the local branch
  • Species descriptions for the five Hairstreak butterflies including how to identify them
  • Survey and monitoring methods

Attendees will then be the first to find out about a series of walks we have planned over the summer so that you can see the butterflies in the field.

Please note this workshop is an aimed at adults, but older children (over 14) are welcome to attend if accompanied by an adult.

Free, but must book.

Part of our NLHF funded HOPE for the Future project.