Saturday 30 March 2019, 10am - 4pm
Birmingham and Midland Institute

Pearl-bordered Fritillary - Bob Eade

The next UK Butterfly Recorders’ Meeting will be held on Saturday 30th March 2019 at the Birmingham and Midland Institute, Birmingham. This annual event provides the latest information on butterfly trends from the UK recording and monitoring schemes, new research findings from scientists, feedback from butterfly recorders and plenty of time to relax and chat over a buffet lunch with fellow recorders and enthusiasts. 

An exciting line-up of talks has been organised for 2019 including the latest research on climate impacts on butterflies, how to monitor Purple Hairstreaks and what the public think about butterflies, bees and other insects. In addition, the official 2018 butterfly population trends from the UKBMS transect network will be revealed. 

The meeting is open to anyone interested in butterflies and is a great opportunity to mingle with enthusiasts from around the UK. As usual, there will be a special meeting of County Butterfly Recorders / BNM Local Co-ordinators at 1.30pm before the afternoon programme starts at 2pm. As in 2018, there will be stallholders in attendance so bring your purses and wallets to stock up on natural history books and equipment. 

The meeting takes place at the Birmingham and Midland Institute, close to New Street Station in central Birmingham, on Saturday 30th March 2019 at 10.00am. The charge for the day is unchanged at £10.00 per person and includes morning tea/coffee and a buffet lunch, all subsidised from Butterfly Conservation budgets.  

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