The Woodland Trust and GMLRC are running a butterfly ID workshop on the Smithills Estate, Bolton on Sat 28th July (10am to 3pm). The workshop will give you the chance to brush up on your butterfly ID skills and also practise a transect survey of the type used by Butterfly Conservation for monitoring populations of this declining group of insects. Ideal preparation for the Big Butterfly Count https://www.bigbutterflycount.org/ You will also have the chance to sign up as a Woodland Trust volunteer to help with butterfly surveys on the Smithills Estate.
We will be spending the day in areas of the estate which were unaffected by the recent fires. Currently there are good numbers of Small Heaths on the wing and we will also be in with a good chance of seeing Wall Brown which now occurs at only a handful of sites in Greater Manchester and Lancashire.
Booking is essential and only a few places remain. Please use this link to the Woodland Trust website to reserve your place