You can brush up your identification skills, help on a conservation task, see a rare species or just enjoy a beautiful site.
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The yearly opportunity to hear the latest news and developments from the Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation.
All are welcome to this presentation of the results of butterfly recording in West Dorset in 2015. Please come along as well if you might be interested in taking part in the monitoring in 2016.
All are welcome to this presentation on the trends in butterfly numbers revealed by the monitoring in east Dorset surveys in 2015 and plans for the 2016 campaign.
An illustrated talk by Peter Eeles - From Photography To Ecology: How One Man's Interest In British Butterflies Has Evolved
All are welcome to attend this presentation of the results of the south Dorset Transect and Regional Action Plan (RAP) surveys in 2015, the Wider Countryside project, casual, website and garden records in 2015 and the resulting trends in butterfly numbers.
A new venture for BCNI, members of the organisation give short presentations on their close encounters with wildlife over the last year, everything from butterflies in Sri Lanka to bioblitzes in Lagmore Glen!
Butterflies and Flowers in the mountains of Europe
The ever-popular national meeting takes place once again at the Birmingham and Midland Institute in central Birmingham.
The national meeting is open to anyone interested in butterflies, their recording, monitoring and conservation.
Our annual spring Recorders Gathering is an informal meeting when we get together to look back on the recording highlights of the previous year, and discuss and plan surveys and monitoring for the coming one. There is a small charge of £10 to cover the venue and lunch costs. Booking is required by 6th March.
All are welcome to hear reports on 2015 recording (casual, website, Wider Countryside and garden recording) and plans for the 2016 campaign.
Do join us to hear our two speakers: Ken Wade on "Hints & Tips for Better Nature Photographs", and Sharon Hearle, the Project Officer for East Anglia talking about aspects of her work.
Join Adam Mantell as he talks to us about the fascinating biodiversity of spiders in Ireland
Our annual Members' Day is an informal chance to meet like-minded butterfly and moth enthusiasts and chat and hear about the wonderful highlights of the season.