Queen Alexandra Birdwing Butterfly

When:
26th June 2019 @ 7:00 pm
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Where:
Nature in Art

An illustrated talk byCharlesDewhurst      £8 including finger buffet and access to all the galleries

Some of the world’s most beautiful butterflies are the swallowtails and birdwings,  includes our own very localised British Swallowtail. Possibly the most beautiful, and certainly the largest in the world is The Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing Butterfly  (Ornithoptera alexandrae), where females may have a 30cm wingspan. It is classed as Endangered by CITES and has a very restricted habitat. Examples are traded illegally for huge sums of money. Charles has lived and worked as a scientist in New Guinea, where the Queen Alexandra butterfly is found, and talks as both an expert and enthusiast for this amazing creature.  An evening of natural history and conservation. Do come!

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