Spring butterflies and bugs walk at WWT London Wetland Centre
WWT London Wetland Centre, Barnes Sat 26th May 2012
Join our wildlife experts for a guided stroll through the reserve looking out for butterflies, beetles and other invertebrates.
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This is a great opportunity to draw on the knowledge of our Chief Ecologist Richard Bullock, and local naturalist and columnist Tony Drakeford. Theyll tell you all about these animals and their habitats and provide plenty of tips on ID.
WWT London Wetland Centre has been landscaped and planted to attract numerous plants and animals. For example, the alder buckthorn, a wetland shrub, along with buckthorn, provides food for the caterpillars of one of the earliest butterflies of the year, the pale yellow Brimstone. The larvae of Peacock and Red Admiral butterflies prefer nettles. In addition to these species, we hope to see Orange Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Green-veined White, Small White and Burnet Companion.
Well also be looking for dragonflies such as the Banded Demoiselle, Broad-bodied Chaser and the rare Hairy Dragonfly. Other insects were likely to encounter include ladybirds and the Juniper Shieldbug.
Booking essential. Please call 020 8409 4400 to reserve your place.
Image: Brimstone - Paul Gregory.
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