12:15 pm - 4:00 pm
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|Tutors||Megan Lowe and Gilly Robinson|
This course is open to anyone. Walking is relatively flat, but the terrain is uneven and the ground may be soft in places. Sturdy shoes/trainers or wellies are recommended i.e. no flip flops/open toes.
This course offers three individual sessions to experience and learn about nature in a peaceful, scenic setting on Dartmoor. In association with the wildlife charity, Butterfly Conservation, the course will focus on the identification of butterflies and moths, their lifecycle, and the work involved in helping conserve them. Butterflies are often seen as a symbol of recovery. This course will invite us to reflect upon our own journey of recovery in light of such beautiful and vulnerable creatures, their metamorphosis and transformation from egg to butterfly. Each session will involve walking through gardens and wildflower meadows, helping to survey and record some rare and special species. Students can attend just one session or all three.
Course start and end times should allow people to get the 359 bus from Exeter leaving at 11:15am, returning to Exeter at 4:15pm.
Please choose which session you wish to attend. You are welcome to attend one session, two sessions or all three! To ensure we have space for everyone, booking is essential. Students can enrol on each session separately (and which will be treated as an individual course for enrolment purposes), but to achieve the greatest benefit, the tutors encourage you to enrol on all three sessions as a single course.
Meet at: Moretonhampstead Court Street Car Park TQ13 8LG. We will travel as a group a short distance by minibus (free of charge) to the course. Minibus will return to Moretonhampstead for 4:00pm.