UK Butterfly Recorders' Meeting

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Saturday 24 March 2018 Birmingham and Midland Institute, central Birmingham

Each year Butterfly Conservation hosts a conference for butterfly recorders in the UK. The UK Butterfly Recorders’ Meeting provides the latest information on butterfly trends from the national recording and monitoring schemes, new research findings from scientists, feedback from butterfly recorders across the UK and plenty of time to relax and chat over a buffet lunch with fellow enthusiasts.

As 2018 is Butterfly Conservation’s 50th anniversary, the meeting will be taking a retrospective look at the achievements of the past 50 years and looking forward to what the future holds for the UK’s Lepidoptera.

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Exciting Talks

Our next meeting will be held on Saturday, 24th March 2018 at the Birmingham and Midland Institute. As usual, there will be an exciting line up of talks for the day including the first disclosure of official butterfly population trends from the previous year from the UKBMS transect network. As this year is Butterfly Conservation’s 50th anniversary, Dr Martin Warren will be taking a retrospective look at important scientific insights from the 50 years of butterfly recording and monitoring while Professor Chris Thomas will be considering what the next 50 years hold for the UK’s Lepidoptera. 

The meeting is open to anyone involved in butterfly recording and monitoring and is a great opportunity to mingle with butterfly enthusiasts from around the country.

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The registration fee is £10.00 per person and includes morning tea/coffee and a buffet lunch (subsidised by Butterfly Conservation). Advanced booking is essential; to secure a ticket, please book now.

The programme is currently being drawn up and details of our guest speakers will be available in due course – please watch this space.