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Butterflies at Shipley Railway Station Meadow Reserve

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

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult

Cost details

Free of charge

Register in Advance

To attend this event please register in advance.

Did you know?

Most poisonous

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.