Green Foundation Ireland invites you to participate in an evening online talk:
GARDENING FOR BUTTERFLIES
FRIDAY 21 MAY 2021 – 19:00 to 20:00
(log-on details will be issued nearer the time to those who register)
As always at our events, an important part will be
the Q&A session which will allow full participation
by those attending.
OUR GUEST SPEAKER
Jesmond is an educator, and Founder Member, Director and Conservation Officer of Butterfly Conservation Ireland, which was formed in 2008 by a group of dedicated naturalists following the alarming decline of most of our butterfly species.
Jesmond is author of the award-winning book “Discovering Irish Butterflies and their Habitats”, as well as papers for scientific publications, and articles for newspapers, periodicals and magazines. He has appeared in the TV series Living the Wildlife produced by Colin Stafford-Johnson, and in the recent Burren documentary broadcast on RTÉ in April 2021. Jesmond is Ireland’s leading butterfly expert.
You can find out more about Butterfly Conservation Ireland here.
Photo: Small Copper Butterfly by JESMOND HARDING
Butterfly Conservation Ireland
Gardening for Butterflies looks into how we should protect butterflies, as well as what we should be growing in our gardens to help them survive as a species. We also hope
to have a virtual tour of Jesmond’s garden (broadband permitting) to see his work in action.
This event is part of the National Biodiversity Week 2021
organised by Irish Environmental Network.