Go wild in Yorkshire with confidence!
Thursday 28th June 2012
Common blue butterfly - Credit Bob Coyle
Find yourself out enjoying the amazing variety of wildlife Yorkshire has to offer, but not confident in your abilities to actually identify what you are seeing? We figure that’s the case for lots of us!
So Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has launched a series of ‘Wild Workshops’ to provide people with a range of opportunities, from taster sessions for beginners to advanced workshops, to allow people to brush up on their naturalist skills!
Being confident in identifying creatures is not only a great skill to have – you can claim a bit of geek chic when out and about – but knowing what is ‘out there’ also helps organisations like Yorkshire Wildlife Trust manage land effectively.
The next two workshops will be looking at some of most delicate, but beautiful creatures – butterflies and dragonflies.
We’ll be at Dalby Forest on 17th July for the ‘Butterflies of North Yorkshire’ workshop. Starting indoors you will be taught how to identify butterflies often seen in the region. Then there will be a move outdoors to local nature reserve Ellerburn Bank, one of Yorkshire’s best butterfly sites, where you should have the chance to find some of them in the wild!
On the 22nd July join us at the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust headquarters in York to learn how to identify dragonflies – fascinating creatures in many colours and sizes! A trip to the Trust’s first nature reserve, Askham Bog will then provide you with a chance to show off your new found identification skills.
Booking is essential for all our Wild Workshop events – to book and find out more call us on 01904 659570 or email email@example.com. Kindly subsidised thanks to the generous support of People’s Postcode Lottery we are able to offer these excellent value one-day courses at only £15 per person – an opportunity not to be missed!