Events and Training

Please see the list below for our range of online learning and in person courses.

Butterflies and Moths of the Yorkshire Dales

  • Posted On: 18 June 2020
Butterflies and Moths of the Yorkshire Dales

About the tutor

Kay Andrews is a former Stories in Stone Rural Trainee. She is now working accreoss the Yorkshire Dales running the Limestone Lepidoptera Project for Butterfly conservation.

Kays project aims to increase awareness as well as surveying and monitoring target species with the help of volunteers. The results of this work will be used to create distribution maps accross the Yorkshire Dales and highlight areas of important habitat for these species. Kay will also be working with land managers to enhance habitat quality.

You can find out more about Kays work for the Yorkshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation at www.yorkshirebutterflies.org.uk, where you will also be able to access helpful downloads, factsheets, species information, guidance for recording, details of events and information on other Yorkshire based Lepidoptera projects.

Kay says

"During my traineeship with YDMT and Natural England I regularly carried out butterfly and moth survey and monitoring work. I became more and more captivated by Lepidpotera, and continue to learn more about these incredible species every day. I hope through these videos I can share my enthusiasm for these fascinating species and inspire you all to look out for the small things."

About the course

Kay provides an overview of the butterfly and moth species of the Yorkshire Dales She will cover the features of key species, why they are important, ways to record sightings and how to get involved with recording.

Part 1 - Introduction to butterflies and moths

This is the first of three online sessions on butterflies and moths of the Yorkshire Dales. The series will look at why they are important, ways to record sightings and how to get involved with regional recording.

This session focuses on introducing Lepidoptera of the Yorkshire Dales, their habits, lifecycle, why they are important and what you can do to help.

Part 2 - Butterflies of the Yorkshire Dales

This is the second of three online sessions on butterflies and moths of the Yorkshire Dales. The series will look at why they are important, ways to record sightings and how to get involved with regional recording.

This session focuses on identifying butterflies found in the Yorkshire Dales and method used to record butterflies.

Part 3 - Moths of the Yorkshire Dales

This is the third of three online sessions on butterflies and moths of the Yorkshire Dales. The series will look at why they are important, ways to record sightings and how to get involved with regional recording.

This session focuses on identifying moths, indicator species and methods of attracting and recording moths.

 

There is an accompanying handout detailing the further reading appropriate for each part of the series.

Thanks to Ben Niall Video Productions.

Please complete a course feedback form after watching the course, you can use a form or complete the online survey.

Categories: Events
Tags: