Royal Norfolk Show 2014
Once again the Norfolk branch of Butterfly Conservation had a stand at the Royal Norfolk Show. This year we were blessed with good weather making the show that bit more enjoyable. During the two days those manning the stand (Angela, Karen, Judy, Alan, David, Derek and Neil) found their knowledge fully tested. The team were asked various questions which included identifying caterpillars, butterflies, moths, dragonflies and damselflies. Branch members had donated a selection of butterfly-friendly plants to sell and these provided interest to the visitors as well as attracting several bees, hoverflies, butterflies and other insects. By the end of the show many of the plants had been sold which will help the butterflies in Norfolk and bring enjoyment to those who plant them. We signed up a number of new members and look forward to greeting them at future field trips and meetings.
On the second day we had the pleasure of HRH The Earl of Wessex visiting us. To mark his visit the Prince was presented with our Atlas package - the Millennium Atlas and the 30-Year Update. As you can see in the photographs he had an interesting and enjoyable conversation with the team. Overall the Show was a success and we look forward to attending again next year.