National Insect Week returns in 2020
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!
To attend this event please register in advance.
Please contact [email protected] with any questions about accessibility.
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.