big butterfly count 2013

big butterfly count 2013

Last Sunday 21st July, the Friends of Montefiore Woodland supported the big butterfly count by holding a butterfly count within the woodland. This is a nationwide survey aimed at helping to assess the health of our environment. It was launched in 2010 and has become the world’s biggest survey of butterflies!

“Butterflies react very quickly to change in their environment which makes them excellent biodiversity indication”

Despite the poor spring weather this year, seven species were recorded including: Large White, Small White, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Speckled Wood, Red Admiral and Comma.

On Saturday 10th August the Friends of Montefiore Woodland are holding an exciting special FREE event: Bat Talk, Walk and Moth Evening at 8pm – 10:15pm.

We are delighted to be joined by Kent experts Shirley Thompson (Kent Bat Group) and David Gardner (Butterfly Conservation/Kent Moths).

Come along to this interesting evening and find out more about these beautiful, mysterious, nocturnal visitors to our local area.

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