93 days to go to National Insect Week
Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 13:00
Join the Yorkshire Branch at this reserve in the heart of Shipley train station, between platforms 2, 5 and the car park. This small urban habitat is being colonised by new species of butterflies, such as Ringlet andSpeckled Wood, which are extending their ranges northwards.
Females of the Common Blue here show the stronger blue colouration that is typical of the species in the northern parts of the UK.
Meet at 1pm, Grid ref: SE 150375, nearest postcode BD18 2JL.
Bring a packed lunch if required.
For more information, or if you would like to attend, please contact Susan Stead, tel:01274 774912
Please note - dogs are not allowed on field trips
Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult
Be prepared for all weathers - sun protection is advised
Non-members are welcome to attend field events
To attend this event please register in advance.
There are lots of contenders here – possibly the pretty red and blue rove beetle Paederus – very, very tiny amounts of its poison have been used to cure chronic ulceration in people. Ladybirds are pretty poisonous (and pretty) and can bleed foul-tasting poisonous brightly coloured blood from their knees.