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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Butterflies & Moths at Ellesmere

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:30

Regular sessions through the day exploring the butterflies and day-flying moths in the meadows on Castlefields.

Learn how to catch flying insects safely for a closer look, and how to identify common grassland species.

There are three sessions during the day running for an hour and a half.  

10 am



Meet at the Boathouse, Ellesmere at the start of the session where we will then walk over the road to Castlefields meadows. 

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for all

Cost details

Free but donations welcome


Wheelchair users and People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Did you know?

Shapely antennae

Antennal shape reflects insect ecology, male moths have feathery antennae to detect female pheromones at night.

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