National Insect Week returns in 2020
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:30
In partnership with Butterfly Conservation, ‘All the Moor Butterflies’ project officer Simon Phelps, will give a presentation in the morning followed by survey walks up on the moor in the afternoon, weather permitting.
To attend this event please register in advance.
Hall is accessible to all but walks may be quite challenging.
Female water snipe flies Atherix ibis clasp each other and cluster in big round aggregations on the end of branches overhanging rivers – males entering the swarms are mated repeatedly until they die. The females then lay their eggs in to the water – and all die still in their tight aggregations.