Event: The Importance of Bare Ground for Specialist Butterflies and Moths

Field Studies Council

Online
16th July 2020

Cost: £0 - £5

Sectors: conservation & wildlife


Virtual Meet Ups (VMUs)

These Virtual Meet Ups are an opportunity to keep in touch and share skills and knowledge during lockdown. They are short natural history webinars, comprising of a 30-50 minute talk, followed by a question and answer session. We host them on Zoom, we will send out joining instructions on the day of the event. 

The Importance of Bare Ground for Specialist Butterflies and Moths

Sharon Hearle will be joining us in this VMU, she is Butterfly Conservation lepidopterist working on the Shifting Sands Back from the Brink project. The Brecks, spanning much of Norfolk and Suffolk, is one of the most unusual landscapes in England; it is home to nearly 13,000 species. The Shifting Sands Back from the Brink project aims to restore a mosaic of habitats to secure a future for rare Breckland wildlife.

This talk will focus on:

  • The importance of bare ground for selection of specialist moths and butterflies in the Brecks
  • How to identify these specialist species
  • What conditions these species need to survive

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