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Introduction to Butterflies and Day Flying Moths

  • Location: London
  • Tutor: Tim Harris
  • Date: Sunday 21 May 2017
  • Times: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • Age Range: Adult

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken. Explore our current programme of courses here

Course Details

The course will cover the different stages of butterfly and moth life-cycles and lifestyles, focussing on the importance of larval food plants and flowers for nectaring. Participants will have a chance to search for a variety of species in the mixed habitats of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and given guidance on their identification.

Course fee includes a copy of the FSC fold out chart: Butterflies of Britain ID guide


Tim Harris has been a keen naturalist since childhood and has written many books and articles about birds, invertebrates and bats for publishers including National Geographic, Bloomsbury, the RSPB and BBC Wildlife. Tim has a particular interests in Britain's moths and butterflies and runs several moth traps near his London home.


  • 0930 Registration
  • 1000 Welcome, Health and Safety & Introduction
  • 1015 Morning session
  • 1300 Lunch
  • 1330 Afternoon Session
  • 1550 Taking your interest further and Course Reviews
  • 1600 Course finishes

What to bring

  • Lunch and plenty to drink
  • Suitable clothing & footwear, waterproofs or sun cream as appropriate!
  • Notebook and pencil
  • Small bag to carry personal items

Health and Safety

  • There will be a member of staff with first aid training and access to a first aid kit on site.
  • If you have special medical requirements please let us know as soon as possible so we can plan the course.

Meeting point / Location


FSC in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

FSC have been working in and around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park since 2009, using places and spaces around the Park to deliver courses including access to classrooms when required.

Now open to the public, the Park’s 111 acres of open space include gardens full of flowering plants, broad meadows and intricate wetlands. Each area of the Park has a different character – from the wide, restful green spaces that border the River Lea in the north of the Park, to the modern pleasure gardens of the south of the Park.


Further Information

QEOP Directions

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken.

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