Will a butterfly be bothered by climate change?’ - the search for one of Britain’s rarest, by Sophie Pavelle
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About the event
Join Sophie Pavelle on an epic journey to find the Marsh Fritillary butterfly, one of Britain's rarest butterflies. Discover what’s left of our threatened species and habitats and learn how we can save them from the impact of climate change.
Sophie Pavelle zoologist and science communicator has embarked on an epic adventure across Britain in search of endangered species for her forthcoming book Forget Me Not due to be published by Bloomsbury in June 2022.
Join us online for a fascinating evening exploring her opening chapter and her very rainy trip to find one of Britain’s rarest butterflies - the marsh fritillary - on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.
Her talk will explore the threats facing this fascinating insect in terms of changing land use, and warming temperatures, and look to ways in which we can preserve its future.
Forget Me Not
Forget-me-not - a beautiful flower and a plea from our island’s wildlife. When climate change has driven dozens of our most charismatic species to extinction, will they be forgotten? Like many of her generation, science communicator Sophie Pavelle is determined to demand action on climate change.
Forget Me Not is a clarion call: we all need to play our part in tackling this most existential of threats. Everyone can see stunning wildlife in the British Isles without contributing to its destruction. In this irreverent debut book, Sophie shows us that we can dare to hope. Journey with her - and you may even be inspired to do what it takes to turn the tide and head out on your own low-carbon wildlife adventure.
Sophie is an adventurous zoologist and science communicator, with a passion for reaching new audiences with the natural world. She’s currently writing her first book with Bloomsbury, about British wildlife and climate change. Sophie is Communications Coordinator for Beaver Trust, an Ambassador for The Wildlife Trusts, and sits of the RSPB England Committee