As with any other activity,
there are hazards in the countryside and everyone taking
part in an event has a responsibility (duty of care) for
their own safety and that of others. We try hard to
ensure that our events present no greater hazard than
any other walk in the countryside, but we would
encourage anyone planning to attend an event to read and
act on the following advice:
• Wear appropriate
footwear. If there are unusual requirements these will
be noted in the event programme, but stout shoes are a
minimum requirement for any walk.
• The leader
will brief you on the trip before setting off, with
details of any known hazards and advice on what to do in
an emergency – please listen carefully.
their nature, butterflies are not always to be found
next to the path and will offer many opportunities
(temptations) to wander off the track. It’s easy to be
distracted and to miss potential hazards such as rabbit
holes, fallen or hanging branches, barbed wire etc.
Beware of wet grass or moss, particularly on sloping
ground. Children are welcome at branch events but, if
under 16, they must be accompanied by a responsible
adult (maximum of two children per adult). If you are
bringing children with you, please ensure that the event
is within their capability.
• Dogs are normally
welcome at branch events, but must be kept under
control. Any exceptions are shown in the individual
• If you are uncertain about any
aspect of an event or activity, please contact the
leader in advance.
Contact details can be found
with each event entry. Do let the leader know if you
need, or can offer, a lift. If you decide to leave
early, please tell the event leader. Please note that
persons who take part in these events do so entirely at
their own risk and The Suffolk Branch of Butterfly
Conservation cannot accept liability for any injuries or
losses during the course of an event.
cameras, field guides and notebooks are always useful. For moth nights bring a torch and eye protection (i.e.
polarised sunglasses or wide-brimmed hat). Remember,
most nature reserves do not permit dogs. Map references
are based on the Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Landranger
series and are approximate. They refer to the
rendezvous, not the site. Anyone is welcome to come
along, Branch members or not.
about the events can be obtained from the leaders or
Matt Berry (Tel: 07599 43026).
* These trips are the sole responsibility
of Greenwings Wildlife Tours Ltd