How to create a butterfly haven
After the agricultural intensification of the British landscape during the 1970’s a remarkable amount of semi-natural habitat and therefore a whole host of astonishing species were lost. This loss was never truly acknowledged by the British public and so conservationists have had an uphill battle for that last 45 years trying to get their message across, that biodiversity loss is an important issue, here in the UK and on your doorstep!
This talk recognises the unique qualities that so many species, particularly butterflies, have that enable to spread to new habitat that has been recently created for them and ultimately urges the audience to go out and do their bit to reconnect with nature by making a locally appropriate habitat, in an intelligent way.
How school children and their inspiring teacher created an extraordinary reserve for butterflies in the heart of their campus - and have gone on to use butterflies as flagships for conservation from Sussex to Ghana.
Find out how you can use your interest in birds and the natural world to help deliver the evidence that supports conservation action and policy decisions.
In conversation with an expert panel, sharing their experience of integrating natural solutions with homes and workplaces and looking to the future of living design.