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Butterfly ID and WCBS training (1-day, The Nunnery, Thetford)

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15 Jun 2019

Develop your butterfly identification skills and learn how to use them in the Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey (WCBS)

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Ruff. Photograph by Ed Drewitt
Featured video

Identifying Ruff

Ruff, with their variable size and plumage, often present identification issues. However, by learning how to recognise Ruff in their various guises through this video, you’ll be able to pick them out with confidence, and have a great reference point for identifying other similar-looking waders.

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