Would you like the opportunity to learn how butterflies are monitored and conserved? Would you like to help in the effort? If the answers are yes, sign up to this workshop to find out how!
Butterflies are key indicators of the health of our environment and Butterfly Conservation have been monitoring and conserving them for nearly 50 years. Rose Cremin of Butterfly Conservation NI along with Stephen Craig, (Volunteer Transect Coordinator NI) will take us through the different types of surveys promoted through the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme, how to get involved and butterfly identification.
There are two butterfly transects in the Belfast Hills, on Slievenacloy and Cave Hill, which are walked by volunteers. There will be an optional walk of the Slievenacloy transect after lunch. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the species in an informal setting and to get out and experience monitoring first-hand. Everyone is welcome.
As part of this course is outdoors, please wear sensible outdoor clothing and footwear. Please bring a packed lunch, we will provide tea, coffee and biscuits on the day.
Let me know if you would like to book on to this course – spaces are limited so book sooner rather than later!
DATE & TIME
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
BELFAST HILLS WALKING GUIDE