Dates are being revised due to Covid-19

Search for a variety of species of butterfly and day flying moths and learn how to identify them. Learn about the different stages of butterfly and moth life-cycles and lifestyles, focusing on the importance of larval food plants and flowers for nectar. Course fee includes FSC fold out chart: Guide to the Butterflies of Britain and Ireland. Based in Bushy Park.

Tutor: Tim Harris

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.

Example Timetable

09.30 Registration
10.00 Welcome, health and safety and introduction
10.15 Morning session
13.00 Lunch
13.30 Afternoon Session
15.50 Taking your interest further and course reviews
16.00 Course finishes

All timings are approximate. This is an outline programme and may be subject to change according to the weather, requirements of the group or access restrictions to field sites on the day of the course. Our courses include some classroom sessions but field visits may be a few hours long and involve walking over uneven ground.

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot and Cold Drinks
  • In Course Transport
  • Personal and Travel Insurance
  • Picnic Lunch

Before You Attend

What to Bring

  • Sensible clothing for the weather
  • Appropriate footwear
  • Lunch and Drinks (refreshments are provided)
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