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AGM Report 1st Oct 2016

Members afternoon – Hethersett Hall, Saturday 1st Oct We were honoured to welcome our main speaker, Matthew Oates who had travelled from Gloucestershire to speak to us.

Invite to Cambridgeshire & Essex AGM

The Cambridgeshire & Essex branch of Butterfly Conservation to invite you to our AGM on Saturday 8 October. The invitation is open to anyone from the Norfolk branch. The keynote speaker, Henk de Vries, Senior Project Leader, Dutch Butterfly Conservation (De Vlinderstichting), who will speak on the topic of 'What future for Large Copper in the UK?'

Report on field trip to Beeston Common on 7th July 2016

Report on field trip to Beeston Common on 7th July 2016 We had 13 people attend on 7th July for a walk around this site of Special Scientific Interest and Special Area of Conservation. The area is managed by Natural England and Beeston Common Management Group.

Butterfly Alert

Butterfly Alert Almost all species have now been seen flying. Great news for the Big Butterfly count which is now on.

Butterfly Alert 23June16

Ringlets have now been reported, and today a Marbled White was photographed at Dersingham Bog

Snettisham Butterfly Field Trip 24 May 2016

Snettisham Butterfly Field Trip 24 May 2016 By Kiri Stuart-Clarke Swifts circling overhead and beautiful hawthorn blossom coloured pure white and rich blush pink were the signs of spring that welcomed us to Snettisham Beach for our first butterfly foray of 2016.But the weather was less than auspicious for butterfly hunting.

April's moth news

Moths Count update April 2016 Spring has apparently arrived, although here in Dorset the nights are cooler now than they were during December last year. The moth trap has only been out a few times at Butterfly Conservation’s Head Office. The best night of the year so far was 13 April when 69 individuals of 13 species were recorded. The usual suspects for this time of year were the most numerous species; . . . .

Report of our Field Trip to Lynford Arboretum on 18th May

Report of our Field Trip to Lynford Arboretum on 18th May Some twenty keen people assembled on a soggy morning at Lynford Arboretum on 18th May where we opened four moth traps put out the previous evening at locations in or around the site itself.

Continental Butterfly Appears In Cambridgeshire

A European butterfly which made news headlines last month for being the first on record to survive a British winter has now emerged in Cambridgeshire, Butterfly Conservation can reveal.