Insect and bird migration: revealing the mysteries of flight
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Insect and bird migration: revealing the mysteries of flight

Insect and bird migration: revealing the mysteries of flight

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Rothamsted Research

West Common

Harpenden, United Kingdom

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Have you ever wondered why, how and to where insects and birds migrate?

 

A group of UK and international scientists have the answers. Join them as they reveal the mysteries for flight!

 

This free science event includes:

 

Four talks, followed by an open discussion:

'Tracking birds as they migrate here, there and everywhere’ - Professor Judy Shamoun-Baranes  

'Cloudy with a chance of moths, butterfly and ladybirds’ - Dr Jason Lim 

'Chasing the high fliers: Radar studies of insect migration’ - Dr Jason Chapman 

Calories, clocks and a compass: Ingredients for an insect migrant’ - Dr Chris Jones 

 

‘Insect migration fun fare’, to include:

An insect balloon – demonstrating the use of a balloon to catch insects in flight (outdoors).          

A moth merry go round – a dark room with LED lighting to showcase nocturnal flight.

A butterfly navigation or ButtNav – a flight simulator to showcase navigation.

 

This event will be very popular, please reserve free tickets.

 

Follow us, and the event, on Twitter: @Rothamsted #InsectBirdMigration

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