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Butterfly Conservation and B&Q need your help!

Large White. Photo: Andrew Cooper
Large White. Photo: Andrew Cooper

The UK is home to 24 million gardens and Butterfly Conservation working alongside B&Q want to help people get the most out of them by welcoming nature into their gardens.

We are looking for volunteers like you, to go into the Bournemouth, Fleetsbridge (Poole) and Weymouth B&Q stores to help promote the importance of gardening for butterflies and moths!

So what would we like you to do?

Duration: Half a day to one day (additional days may be possible if desired)

Timescale: Between June and mid-July

Activity: Provide information on plants to attract butterflies to your garden or container

– Advise on butterflies and moths that visit gardens and how to identify them

– Promotion of the Garden Butterfly Survey

– (Additional extra activities could include planting a pot or showing some live moths)

Comma. Photo: Andrew Cooper

Comma. Photo: Andrew Cooper

Butterfly Conservation are able supply gardening leaflets (incorporating the common garden butterflies guide); information on the Garden Butterfly Survey and Plant Pots for Pollinators and other useful resources.

If you are able to attend, please do let us know by Monday 13 March.

This is a fantastic opportunity to help highlight the plight of Britain’s butterflies and encourage B&Q customers to garden for butterflies, moths and all wildlife!

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