Munching Caterpillars Goes To Town

Munching Caterpillars hits Bristol!

Munching Caterpillars Goes to Town aims to foster a love of butterflies, moths and their caterpillars in urban environments through free at source activities. Our focus is on Key Stage 2 children (although we aren’t exclusive!). We also love to visit public events where we can connect with local people. So, if you’d like us to visit a primary school or if you’ve got a street party, fun day or school fete coming up, please get in touch. We will be filling our 2018 diary from mid-March 2018 onwards.

What we do

Munching Caterpillars Goes to Town brings inspiring and hands on workshops to as many Bristol primary schools as we possibly can. We want to dispel moth myths, wow kids with amazing facts, plant up wild flower areas, show off live specimens and encourage kids to discover nature for themselves. During the summer holidays and at other times by request, our excellent ‘Caterpillar Café’ is open for business and keen to visit community events! We offer a free activity where children can pot up butterfly, moth and caterpillar friendly plants to take home. In the autumn months we shift our focus to a more craft-based activities.

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Meet the Team...

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Matt Brierley (Bristol's Munching Caterpillar Goes to Town Officer)

Matt Brierley absolutely loves moths and is on a mission to rebrand them! After all, what are moths but the butterflies of the night? Ah, but they eat clothes I hear you say! Only two British moths do - and we have thousands! Matt also freelances as a wildlife filmmaker and has worked on some really exciting BBC programmes. He was in New York for Planet Earth II's ambitious filming of peregrines from a chopper, researched the seabird stories for Blue Planet II and helped manage the live cameras for Springwatch. If Matt looks familiar you may have seen his alter ego performing wildlife or dinosaur themed comedy... and yes... he's even written a moth joke. Did you see that moth in the Sainsburys Bagging Area? I think it was after nectar points. OK. He didn't say it was funny.