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The Butterflies and Bees of Medmerry
The Butterflies and Bees of Medmerry

Fri, 27 Aug


RSPB Medmerry (Earnley free car park)

The Butterflies and Bees of Medmerry

Discover the unique history of this new nature reserve, while brushing up on your botany and learning how to identify different types of butterfly and bee on a walking safari through the wildflowers.

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Time & Location

27 Aug 2021, 09:30 – 11:30

RSPB Medmerry (Earnley free car park), Chichester PO20 7JN, UK

About the Event

Medmerry is one of Europe's largest coastal realignment schemes. In the summer its fields are bordered with swards of wildflowers🌸🌼 Join me for a morning Butterfly and Bee Safari around the reserve. You'll learn about Medmerry's fascinating, unique history and habitat, how to identify its butterflies and bees and see which flowers are their favourites. We will cover a bit of botany by identifying wildflowers using simple techniques. (There's plenty of coastal, estuarine and farmland birds to spot, too!) This is an all-rounder workshop where we can cover a bit of everything. You will be in a small group to make for a better learning experience.

Suitable for adults 12+. Under 18s must be supervised by an adult. 🐕 Friendly dogs on lead are very welcome, just bear in mind there isn't any shade so please do not bring them if it is a hot day.

How to get there: Meet in the free RSPB car park, Drove Lane, Earnley, just down the lane from Earnley Church. PO20 7JN. The car park is a bit pot-holey so go slow when you drive in!

How to book: Select the number of attendees below and pay online. Or email me to book your space and pay via bank transfer.

What to bring: Sturdy boots (we will be walking around the reserve), wildflower ID guide, suncream, water, sanitiser, binoculars, butterfly/bumblebee nets if you have them.

What if it rains? In the event of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled and you will be notified 24 hours before via email.

About the tutor: Hi, I'm Emily. I'm a freelance ecologist, I work for Bumblebee Conservation Trust and hold a BSc in Wildlife Conservation and a post-grad certificate in Ecological Consultancy. I began teaching wildlife workshops in 2019 and my approach has always been fun, informal and effective for students who wish to foster a deeper connection with nature. I have a soft-spot for bumblebees, solitary bees, butterflies, bats, trees and wildflowers. I am a friendly and welcoming teacher who loves to share my passion for nature through engaging, outdoor learning.


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