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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Butterfly Walk on Dudham Downs

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 13:30 to 15:30

Join local butterfly enthusiast Tim Dowling on a butterfly walk of the Downs!

We will be meeting at Cafe Retreat by the Water Tower at 13:30 and will set off from there at 13:45.

Please make sure you wear suitable footwear and long trousers to protect from ticks!

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for all

Cost details

Free but booking required

Register in Advance

To attend this event please register in advance.


Please contact [email protected] with any questions about accessibility.

Did you know?


Female water snipe flies Atherix ibis clasp each other and cluster in big round aggregations on the end of branches overhanging rivers – males entering the swarms are mated repeatedly until they die. The females then lay their eggs in to the water – and all die still in their tight aggregations.