Upper Thames: Day Course

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Upper Thames: Day Course
Sunday 26th March 2017, 9.45am-4.45pm
Howe Park Wood Education Centre, Milton Keynes

Day course - Identifying and surveying for butterflies and day-flying moths.

The day will provide an identification session on the butterflies and day flying moths of the Upper Thames area and then time talking about survey methods, with a practical session on transect technique.

Programme:

  • 09.45 - 10.15: Tea/coffee and biscuits
  • 10.15 - 11.15: Identification of the butterflies of BBO
  • 11.15 - 11.30: Tea/coffee and biscuits
  • 11.30 - 11.45: A quick butterfly ID quiz
  • 11.45 - 12.30: Separating moths into their families – a start to moth identification.
  • 12.30 - 13.10: Conducting timed count and standardised surveys
  • 13.10 - 13.45: Lunch (please bring a packed lunch, though tea/coffee/biscuits are provided)
  • 13.45 - 15.30: Transect recording – why and how
  • 15.30 - 15.45: A quick moth family quiz
  • 15.45 - 16.00: Tea/coffee and biscuits
  • 16.00 - 16.30: Record submission - and how it helps conservation
  • 16.30 - 16.45: Closing remarks

Places are free and open to non-members of the Upper Thames Branch/Butterfly Conservation, but are subject to availability, so booking is essential - if you wish to attend, please email Nick Bowles at nick.bowles@ntlworld.com. Nick may also be able to help if you are interested in car-sharing.

Venue: Howe Park Wood Education Centre, H7, Chaffron Way, Tattenhoe, Milton Keynes MK4 3GG. A car park charge applies at certain times, but not on Sundays.

For information on access via public transport, contact the Parks Trust by telephone: 01908 233600 or email: info@theparkstrust.com.