As part of a long term plan to enhance our capability in Natural History members of the Education team have attended training organised by Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Shropshire County Council.
Senior Tutor; Sarah Anstis-Smith, Education Assistant; Edd Sopp and Head of Centre; Adrian Pickles attended a Butterfly training day lead by Simon Spencer focusing on the Pearl Bordered Fritillary. The day began with insightful talk on habitats, feeding and management issues at the Wildlife Trust Headquarters in Shrewsbury. After lunch the group relocated to Middletown on the English-Welsh borders where we followed Dr Spencer spotting Pearl Bordered Fritillary, Orange Tip, Green Hair Streaks and several other species making the most of the spring sunshine. There were many spring flowers in bloom as well.