Ireland has some really exquisite butterflies, many of them rarely encountered without specialised knowledge of their habitat needs and distribution. In his presentation, butterfly expert Jesmond Harding will show every species, including its caterpillar and breeding plants, as well as highlight habitats and conservation. The talk will be followed by a walk to see if we can spot any local butterflies, and then tea/coffee will be served. Jesmond is the author of two books, ‘Discovering Irish Butterflies & their Habitats’  and ‘The Irish Butterfly Book’ . He was part of the expert group that drew up the red list for Irish butterflies in 2010 and is a member of the Irish Peatland Conservation Council, Burrenbeo Trust, and a founding member of Butterfly Conservation Ireland.
Place: Tyrone Guthrie Centre
Date & Time: Saturday, 14 May 10am-12.30pm