Monitoring Butterflies Workshop: species, methods and schemes

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Saturday 22nd June 2013, 11am – 3pm Corn Exchange, Welshpool Town Hall, Broad Street, Welshpool, SY21 7JQ.

This workshop will be led by Dr Tom Brereton, Head of Monitoring and Dr Zoe Randle, Surveys Officer at Butterfly Conservation.

The workshop consists of a classroom session describing the range of butterflies found in Wales, the different methods used to count them and the national monitoring schemes in which volunteers can participate. This will be followed by a practical outdoor session nearby (weather permitting), putting theory into practise. We will cover butterfly identification, setting up a route and performing the different survey methods; including butterfly transects, timed counts and the Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey.  By attending this workshop you will be equipped to take part in future butterfly monitoring and to contribute data to the world-renowned UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme.  Data from this scheme is used to compile national statistics on the health of butterfly populations and of the environment in general.

This is a free event but booking is essential as places are limited. Please bring a packed lunch and wear appropriate clothing. For further details and to book your place, please contact: or phone 01929 406006.