Butterfly fun at Portmore

A red admiral butterfly that has landed on a pink and yellow flower at The Lodge RSPB reserve.
A red admiral butterfly that has landed on a pink and yellow flower at The Lodge RSPB reserve.

On Saturday, 25 July flutter along to Portmore Lough near Aghalee for a Big Butterfly Count!

In the summer months the RSPB NI nature reserve is teeming with beautiful butterflies like green-veined whites, ringlets and peacocks, as well as dragonflies and damselflies, and dozens of different types of moths take to the sky at night.

Taking part in citizen science like Big Butterfly Count 2015 is a great way to help. You can learn how to identify and record the species you see.

Bookings are now open for the event, which will run from 10.30am to 12.30pm and is priced at £5 for adults/£4 for RSPB members and £2.50/£2 for children (free for under 5s.)Reserve your place by calling 028 9049 1547 or emailing amy.colvin@rspb.org.uk.