Moors Valley Country Park Bioblitz on 24 July – could you join in?

A bio-blitz means trying to identify as many species of flora and fauna as possible in a given time. Moors Valley Country Park are looking for help of all sorts for their bio-blitz on 24 July, and you don’t have to be an expert. It’s great fun. View a press release on their website explainingRead more…

Moth and butterfly display at Moors Valley a big success

Eight volunteers from Dorset Branch manned a stall at Moors Valley Country park for four days in early June. Large numbers of people visited the stall: 460 on one day alone, with great interest from young people. Their attention was drawn by the live specimens on display: five species of Hawk-moth, together with White Ermine,Read more…

Branch Stall publicity triumph

The Dorset Branch education stall has recently spent four days at Moors Valley Country Park, for their ‘Butterfly, Moth and Minibeast Festival”. More than 1200 people attended, mostly families. The star attractions were living examples including Orange Tip eggs, caterpillars and chrysalis.¬†December moth caterpillars, all hairy and camouflaged against hawthorn twigs, were admired. Small TortoiseshellRead more…