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NHM Nature Live online: The Beauty of Butterflies with Blanca Huertas

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 12:00 to 12:45

Butterflies are not only pretty, colourful insects - they can be really useful to science. 

Join Museum scientist Dr Blanca Huertas on the NHM's youtube channel as she shares her experience studying these beautiful creatures, discovering new species both in the field and in the Museum's incredible butterfly collections.

You can ask questions while the talk is happening. Head to the video on YouTube and type your question into the chat box during the broadcast.

Once aired, you can rewatch this talk and any others on our Nature Live playlist on YouTube. 

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