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Wildflower seed collection workshop at the Centre this Thursday with Butterfly Conservation Trust

Water of Leith Visitor Centre, 7th September 10am-3pm

Most butterfly species require specific plants for their caterpillars to feed on, and nectar-rich plants for the adult butterflies we see flying around. We can help their populations by growing more of these plants, and this can be achieved by us collecting, toring and sowing these seeds.

This workshop will take place at the Water of Leith Visitor Centre, between 10am and 3pm. There will be an indoor session in the morning, before we go outside to collect some seeds and practice our news skills. It is free to attend, but registration is essential.

To register, please email Urban Butterfly Project Officer Anthony McCluskey on

It is suitable for children over 12, but anyone under 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

This workshop is part of the Urban Butterfly Project, a three year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Scottish Natural Heritage and Butterfly Conservation members.


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