National Insect Week returns in 2020
The Dorset branch of Butterfly Conservation has been invited back to Ryewater for a weekend of mothing and butterfly walks on this fascinating and inspiring estate.
We will be setting up moth traps in a number of different places on the Friday evening – meet at 7.30 pm and bring a tent if you would like to stay overnight. Map reference for parking and camping in the ‘R field’ is ST 664 108.
On the Saturday morning we will be going through the moth traps from 9.00 am. The guided walks to look at the butterflies and other wildlife will start at 11.00 am and 2.00 pm.
There will also be access to the greenhouses to see the tropical butterfly collection. The guided walks are restricted to members of Butterfly Conservation and their guests. Please bring a packed lunch - and other food if you intend to camp.
Contact for these events is Wren Franklin on 07776 100613.
Insects can have interesting mating behaviours including specific calls, movements and gifts.