Prees Heath Common and the Silver-studded Blue Butterfly
06 November 2016 14:30 - 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.
Who is it suitable for?
What does it cost?
Nothing - its free.
Do I need to book?
No - just turn up on the day
Organised By the Friends of Ness Gardens
No ticket is required