Butterfly identification workshop – Sat 6th July

Sat 6th July, 10am – 2pm, Hough End Clough

This workshop is run by Greater Manchester Local Record Centre, and is suitable for beginners and intermediate level.

Butterflies are colourful and fragile insects with 24 species occurring regularly in Greater Manchester. These range from the relatively common Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell, to the stunning Red Admiral and the migrant Painted Lady which can arrive from Europe in large numbers in influx years.

red admiral

red admiral

This workshop will focus on the top ten GM species and as well as learning how to identify them we will show you how to go about recording your sightings and submitting records to the Greater Manchester Local Records Centre.

Butterflies are in trouble and their habitats are under threat. Your records will help us to find out more about their current distribution in GM, identify those species which are moving northwards probably in response to climate change and identify important sites that merit protection.

Places are limited so booking is essential.

Please book online or contact the GMLRC team on 0161 342 3123.

Meet in the Hough End GMP Centre car park on Mauldeth Rd West M21 7SX click here for map

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