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Surrey Butterfly & Other Butterfly News

Last updated on 9th March 2011

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Monitoring of Silver-studded Blue and Grayling on West Surrey Heaths in 2010 (36 KB)

Writing competition to raise awareness of Butterfly Conservation

By: Catrin Hollingum – (BC National – Publicity Officer)

Our head office were contacted by a lady called Elise Harter. Elise is a children’s author who has launched a creative writing competition to raise awareness of Butterfly Conservation.

Children aged 8-11 (inclusive) are being encouraged to put pen to paper on the theme of butterflies and caterpillars.

There are two age categories: 8-9 years of age (inclusive) and 10-11 (inclusive). Each story or poem must be a maximum of 400 words. Parents and teachers are kindly requested to send in entries on behalf of the children by email. The stories will be uploaded to her website where the public can vote for their favourite. Entries will be accepted up to and including Friday 23 April 2010. The winners will be announced both on Elise’s website and also on BC’s main (national) website. One winner in each category will be selected by the official judges, while a second winner in each age group will win based on the number of votes they receive.

Participation is free of charge, but voluntary donations to Butterfly Conservation are welcome and appreciated.

Butterfly Conservation have kindly supplied the winners prizes. Prizes include: copies of Nick Baker’s book, ‘British Wildlife: A Month by Month Guide’, free family tickets to Butterfly World, publication of the winning stories on our national website and bundles of Insect Lore goodies, including a grow-your-own butterfly garden, huge floor puzzle and lifecycle butterfly soft toy.

To find out more please visit Elise’s website by clicking here.

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