Bas Discovery Ctr: What is a Butterfly and how they differ from Moths?

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Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Potters Walk · Hampshire

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British Science week is fast approaching and there are some science based events happening at Basingstoke Discovery Centre which some of you may be interested in.

We always recommend that for the paid courses/events, you should purchase a ticket quickly to avoid disappointment. This can be done over the phone [masked]), in person at the Discovery Centre, or online at the address below:

This talk is being held at Basingstoke Discovery Centre in Festival Place from 5pm and costs £5 payable in advance.

What exactly is a butterfly and how do you distinguish them from moths? What species can we find in Britain and how can we attract butterflies to our gardens? Many species of British Butterflies are in serious decline, so can we do anything to help them survive?

An illustrated talk about British butterflies from Dr Ian Bedford, Head of Entomology at the John Innes Centre in Norwich Norfolk. This talk will tell the story of their fascinating lifecycle and also how we can easily distinguish them from moths. It also reveals the problems that many butterfly species are facing within their habitats and how much their numbers have fallen over recent years. However, there are things we can all do to help the butterflies within our home gardens and these will be explained.

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Sarah Faithfull, Library Team Assistant (Works Mon, Tue and Wed)
Basingstoke Discovery Centre, 19/20 Westminster House
Festival Place, Basingstoke RG21 7LS

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