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Learn more about the butterflies of Kent and their habitats.

  • 25 May 2024
  • 10am - 3/4pm
  • Maidstone

Learn more about the butterflies of Kent and their habitats.

About the event

Butterflies can tell us much about habitat quality and the impacts of climate change. Learn about the identification and ecology of Kent’s species. Weather permitting, spot and identify some of the common and possibly rarer species of chalk grassland.

The day will begin with indoor session at Tyland Barn which will cover:

  • What is a butterfly?
  • An overview of the Kent species and their identification features
  • Butterfly lifecycles and behaviour
  • Butterfly habitats and good places to visit
  • Useful books and equipment

In the afternoon, we will travel in our own cars to Bluebell Hill and Burham Down to practice finding and identifying butterflies, and hope to see some of the less common species of chalk grassland.

By the end of the course it is expected that you will:

  • Have an overview of the species found in Kent
  • Understand how species differ in ecology and behaviour
  • Understand more about butterfly lifecycles, habitat management and species reintroductions

Led by Richard Moyse. Botanist & entomologist with more than 35 years’ experience studying and conserving wildlife in Kent.

Suitable for beginners and improvers

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