During the summer Sussex comes alive with butterflies. In a new series of free online courses, butterfly expert Michael Blencowe, will help you to identify the butterfly species found in Sussex and give you a fascinating insight into their amazing lifestyles.
These short talks are free, but donations to support our nature conservation work are welcome.
Red Admiral, Peacock, Comma, Small Tortoiseshell and Painted Lady
Part 2: Woodland Butterflies
Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Silver-washed Fritillary, White Admiral and Purple Hairstreak
Part 3: Purple Reign
Purple Emperor - identification and anecdotes about this iconic woodland butterfly
Part 4: The Whites and Yellows
Orange-tip, Green-veined White, Small White, Large White, Brimstone and Clouded Yellow
Part 5: Tangled Up in the Blues
Holly Blue, Common Blue, Adonis Blue, Small Blue and Chalkhill Blue
Part 6: The Lowdown on Chalk Grassland
Dingy Skipper, Grizzled Skipper, Silver-spotted Skipper, Dark-green Fritillary, Wall and Grayling.
Part 7. Hairstreaks and Skippers
Green Hairstreak, White-letter Hairstreak, Brown Hairstreak, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper.
Part 8. Meadow Butterflies
Meadow Butterflies: Meadow Butterflies: Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Heath, Small Copper, Brown Argus.
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