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Holme NOA and NWT26 July 2017 Field Trip Report

Holme NOA and NWT26 July 2017 Field Trip Report On Wednesday 26th July some twenty people gathered at Holme Norfolk Ornithological Association (NOA) where Sophie Barker opened 5 traps she had put out the night before.........

Moth and Butterfly Foxley Wood 17th July 2017 Field Trip Report

Moth and Butterfly Trip to Foxley Wood - Monday 17th July Over 50 people congregated on a lovely sunny day to see the contents of 6 moth traps set overnight. The weather had been ideal, muggy with some cloud and the traps were brimming with moths.

The UKBMS 40th Anniversary Symposium Report

The UKBMS 40th Anniversary Symposium On Saturday, November 12th I attended this meeting at CEH Wallingford, after a rather tediously wet journey from King’s Lynn. I met up with several people whom I knew from Monk’s Wood where I worked for a while as a volunteer before it closed, and Jeremy Thomas whom I was at school with.

Stoke Ferry Butterfly 14 May 2017 Field Trip Report

May Stoke Ferry Butterfly Field Trip May 2017 - Norfolk Butterfly Conservation Society After overnight rain showers, the sun came out and warmer than forecast temperatures augured well for our first butterfly spotting field trip of 2017 at the Cut-off channel in Stoke Ferry on Sunday 14th May this year led by BCS field trip organiser Ann. Our principal target butterflies were the scarce Grizzled skipper and the unfortunately named Dingy skipper, both threatened regional “Priority Action Plan” species that have been in long term decline.

Fermyn Woods Field Trip Report

5th July 2017 Field Trip to Fermyn Woods. This was the day of the illusive emperor. All very frustrating. On what must have been one of the best days of the summer so far 11 of us met in the informal car park which leads into Fermyn Woods.

Buxton Heath Field Trip Report

1st July 2017 Field Trip to Buxton Heath, What a difference a week makes in Butterfly watching. 16 People turned out for this trip to Buxton Heath. It was a lovely summer’s day, one of the best we have ever had for a field trip.

Holme Dunes 27th June 2017 Field Trip Report

27th June 2017 Field Trip to Holme Dunes, 10 people met in a wet and windy car park at Holme Dune and quickly agreed to retreat to the café, where we had a very pleasant chat and coffee and cake while waiting for the rain to ease off.

Butterfly Alert No 13

Hello and welcome to alert number 13. I now have a report of Grayling from the North Norfolk coast

Butterfly Alert No 12

Hello and welcome to alert number 12. Newly reported are Purple and White-letter Hairstreak and Essex Skipper - while Silver-washed Fritillary are now flying in good numbers, as are White Admiral. Holt Country Park also has Broad-bordered Bee Hawk flying now.

Beeston Common Field Trip Report

BEESTON COMMON FIELD TRIP REPORT 17 June 2017 A very pleasant day with lots of sun and light wind. 18 people attended the walk. Francis Farrow kindly led us round as it is his patch.

Butterfly Alert No 11

Hello and welcome to alert number 11- feels like an early summer now. I've had reports today of Small Skipper and White Admiral , plus a report of what may have been a Silver-washed Fritillary.

Butterfly Alert No 10

Hello and welcome to alert number 10 - coming rapidly now. We now have Gatekeeper and Ringlet reported for the county

Butterfly Alert No 8

Hello and welcome to alert number 8 We now have Meadow Brown and Large Skipper reported, while a single Clouded Yellow has been seen.

Report on Field Trip to Mid Harling Heath

Report on Field Trip to Mid Harling Heath An excellent walk at Mid Harling. 14 of us enjoyed the lovely May sunshine, Skylarks were singing and yellow hammers calling from the tops of the bushes. There was an abundance of butterflies.

Butterfly Alert No 7

Hello and welcome to alert number 7 We have Common Blue now reported, while there's been a number of sightings of Painted Lady moving in across the coast

Report on Field Trip to Cut-Off Channel

A survey for Dingy and Grizzled Skippers was conducted in favourable conditions on the Feltwell area of the Cut off-Channel on Thursday 11th May.

Butterfly Alert No 6

Butterfly Alert Number 6 And the big news is that the first Swallowtail has been reported today from Potter Heigham (10 days earlier than last year)

Butterfly Alert No 2: A very early spring

Butterfly Alert No 2: A very early spring The last alert brought reports of the two whites and I've just had the first sightings of Small Copper and Green Hairstreak - a very early spring indeed - no surprise really given the current weather.

Butterfly Alert No 3

Butterfly Alert No 3 Hi all - no new species have been reported in Norfolk - but reports from elsewhere suggest a very early spring - these haven't made the BC first sightings page yet.:

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?'