BUTTERFLY and moth enthusiasts will be gathering on Braunton Burrows on Saturday when national expert Richard Fox from Butterfly Conservation will be leading two special events. In the afternoon he is leading a butterfly walk through the dunes starting

BUTTERFLY and moth enthusiasts will be gathering on Braunton Burrows on Saturday when national expert Richard Fox from Butterfly Conservation will be leading two special events. In the afternoon he is leading a butterfly walk through the dunes starting from Broadsands car park at 2.30pm and later he will be leading a moth evening, meeting at Sandy Lane at 9pm.Light traps will be set up in various locations in the hope of attracting a large variety of moths. Richard is an author of several books on British butterflies and moths and takes part regularly in BBC natural history programmes.Braunton Burrows is an ideal venue for these events as it is home to an exceptional array of wildflowers - some quite uncommon - which provide many of the important foodplants for the caterpillars of numerous moths and butterflies.Out of the 56 different species of butterflies found in the UK, 34 have been recorded on Braunton Burrows, including some which are quite rare.For more information contact John Breeds, Braunton Burrows Education Warden, 07773085984, (01271) 812552 or 817349 or via e-mail: john_breeds@hotmail.com