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MARSH FRITILLARY D12.05.370NPL c Colin Varndell

Marsh Fritillery c Colin Varndell

Discover the diversity of summer butterflies and moths across Dorset’s famed landscape of chalk downlands, pastures, woodlands and coast


Led by David Brown

Wed 1 - Sun 5 July  2015

This special course will explore a number of diverse chalk downland and coastal habitats, rich in butterflies that are active in high summer.   Visits to Giant Hill, Cerne Abbas, Powerstock Common and Lulworth Cove ­ home to the famed Lulworth skipper, will allow you to discover the range of butterflies and day flying moths in this area. 

In addition, we will be using moth light traps in the grounds of The Kingcombe Centre to provide an opportunity to learn through identification workshops in addition to illustrated talks. 

Suitable for all levels of experience.

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David Brown, a former teacher of 20 years experience has also lectured at Warwick University on Lepidoptera for many years.   He has conducted successful courses for the Field Studies Council and Adult Residential Colleges Association since 1990.  David is the County Moth Recorder for Warwickshire and author of ‘The Larger Moths Of Warwickshire’.




£485 pp    includes 4 nights sole occupancy accommodation, full board including a home cooked breakfast, tea/cake, lunch and 3 course dinner, all tuition / activities.
Non- Residential: 
£330 pp           includes all of the above except accommodation and breakfast.
The course will start at 1pm on Tuesday with an introductory talk and lunch. 
The course will finish at approximately 12pm on Sunday with brunch
What to bring: You will need; suitable warm outdoor clothing and footwear including wet weather, rucksack / bag to carry packed lunches and drinks, notepad and pen.
Why not extend your stay with a B&B package if you are coming from further afield.

    Download the Information Sheet - oinfo2r if you require further information call the Booking Office 01300 320684.

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