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Chalk grassland butterfly photography

Chalk grassland butterfly photography

Duration: 10am-4pm

Price: £35

Contact: Amy Blount at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Elm Tree Court
Long Street
Devizes
Wiltshire
SN10 1NJ
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Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Thursday 28th May 2020

About the Course

Identification, ecology and introduction to photography of Chalk Grassland Butterflies.

Spend the day exploring the outstanding chalk grasslands of Morgan's Hill and learning about the species that live in this unique habitat.

During the course of the day, we will cover:
- Typical species of chalk grassland habitats and their behaviours
- Identification
- Butterfly life cycles
- Habitats
- Habitat management
- Useful resources
- Monitoring and surveying techniques
- Using a DLSR camera or smart phone for wildlife photography
- Using close zoom lenses, macro lenses and extension tubes to achieve different perspectives
- How to use aperture, shutter speed, iso and depth of field
- Tripod use.

Tutored by Stephen Davis, former WWT Head of Conservation.
Stephen's bio:
I feel very fortunate to have had a fulfilling career working in nature conservation, firstly for English Nature and then as Head of Conservation for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. Since childhood I have been a passionate naturalist with a particularly love of butterflies. This interest grew to include most habitats, especially grasslands and woodlands. I am a passionate nature photographer and am dedicated to using photography to support conservation through illustrating and communicating the beauty and essential value of our natural habitats and species. I am thrilled to be able to help others and to demonstrate how photography can enhance their experience and enjoyment of being immersed in nature.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Lunch is included, please contact Wiltshire Wildlife Trust with any dietary requirements.

If you have a camera or smart phone you'd like to use for the photography component of this workshop, please bring it with you. Please note that you can also take part in this event even if you do not have your own camera.



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  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Events & groups
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers