A day discovering the range of vibrant butterflies found around the Inner Forth.
Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative and Urban Butterfly Project on this training workshop to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.
The workshop will be both indoor- and outdoor-based. Weather permitting, we will have a few interactive learning presentations and activities in the morning, before going for a walk in the afternoon to spot some springtime butterflies. More precise information on the schedule will be sent before the event.
This event is suitable for all, but children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. The walk outdoors will mostly be on paths, and outdoor clothing and shoes should be worn. Refreshments will be provided through the day, but please bring a packed lunch.
Image: Samantha Batty
This workshop is a collaboration between the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative and the Urban Butterfly Project. The Urban Butterfly Project aims to promote the recording of butterflies in urban areas of central Scotland. Further information on the project can be found here. The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Scottish Natural Heritage and Butterfly Conservation members.