A Drama of Insect Loss

Our February event was a beautifully creative and thought provoking drama about the plight of the increasingly rare Grizzled Skipper butterfly, which is a 'Sensitive Indicator' of the effects of climate change. It was performed by Norwich artist Helen Wells, a moving celebration of this delicate creature which led to a thoughtful and interesting discussion.
As indicators of a healthy environment and ecosystem butterflies are highly sensitive to changes in climate, pollution levels and harmful chemicals in the air, they are also important parts of the food chain, being food for birds, bats and other animals that eat insects. They are excellent pollinators after bees and wasps.

2024.02.23.Insect Drama. Photo A Rae 7asmHelen Wells brings the Grizzled Skipper to life. Photo: Ally Rae
2024.02.23.Insect Drama. Photo A Rae 17asmThe audience entranced. Photo: Ally Rae
Grizzled Skipper.Photo Alastair Rae.Creative CommonsThe Grizzled Skipper Butterfly. Photo: Thanks to Alastair Rae, Creative Commons

Forncett Nature Matters present a beautifully creative and thought provoking 50 minute drama, with Q and As and refreshments to follow. devised and performed by Helen Wells. 

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 A one woman multimedia show which weaves together the life of a woman and that of an endangered butterfly the Grizzled Skipper. It uses personal experience, humour and some of the latest research into the impact of our warming planet on our local insect population and wider biodiversity to create a moving story of transformation.
Tickets on the door or booked via our email or via Eventbrite here 
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