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Prees Heath Common and the Silver-studded Blue Butterfly

Sunday 06 November 2016 14:30 - Sunday 06 November 2016 16:00

The story of a remarkable conservation project, the restoration of 148 acres of heathland to aid a species of butterfly that has declined in Britain by 50 per cent since 1980 and is now limited to a small handful of sites in the UK.

In 2006, environment charity, Butterfly Conservation purchased the western half of Prees Heath Common in North Shropshire, the last sanctuary of the Silver-studded Blue butterfly in the Midlands. As much of the land was in arable cultivation an ambitious and challenging programme of heathland restoration has been carried out to provide more extensive habitat for the butterfly and all heathland wildlife, for the commoners to be able to exercise their rights and for the public to enjoy.

About the speaker: Conservationist and ecologist Stephen Lewis is the Butterfly Conservation Warden, responsible for Prees Heath Common Reserve.


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Nothing - its free.

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No - just turn up on the day


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Organised By the Friends of Ness Gardens



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Lecture Theatre