Butterfly Recording Training Courses run by local volunteers
Have you ever considered getting involved in recording butterfly numbers in a more formal way and thereby contributing to the scientific knowledge base?
Tim Ward, writes :
“Join us for a 3-hour “Introduction to Butterfly Recording” course when we’ll explain the principles and science of butterfly recording and then jointly practice applying that methodology as we walk around a butterfly hotspot.
Local volunteers are running two training events this year, one at Teggs Nose in the East of the county and one at New Ferry Butterfly Park in the West of the county.
We will run the Teggs Nose event in May, when the Green Hairstreak butterflies should be in evidence. Parts of the Teggs Nose Transect are steep and paths are rough, so stout footwear is needed and participants should be capable of ascending and descending the steep paths (though the pace will be very slow).”
Where: Teggs Nose Country Park, SJ947723. Meet at the Visitor Centre, SK11 0AP.
When: Sunday 22 May 10:00-1:00
We will run the New Ferry event in July, when many species should be on the wing. The event will be held alongside a more basic Butterfly Identification course. Paths are gentle.
Where: New Ferry Butterfly Park, Howell Road, adjacent to Bebington Station Car Park, Bebington, New Ferry, Cheshire, CH62 5BJ SJ 333 850
When: Saturday 16 July 10:00-1:00.”
In order to register for either of these courses, or for more information, please contact Tim Ward on 01625 424797 or by e-mail at Henbury@aol.com.