Saturday 21 March 2020
Birmingham and Midland Institute, central Birmingham
The next UK Butterfly Recorders’ Meeting will be held on Saturday 21 March 2020 in 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 2020 including the latest news from the Chequered Skipper reintroduction project in England, new climate change research looking at whether earlier emergence benefits species and the wonders of butterfly life cycles. In addition, the official 2019 butterfly population trends from the UKBMS 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 meeting for County Butterfly Recorders / BNM Local Co-ordinators at 1.30pm before the afternoon programme starts at 2pm. As in 2019, there will be stallholders in attendance so bring your purses and wallets to stock up on natural history books, artwork and equipment.
The meeting takes place at the Birmingham and Midland Institute, close to New Street Station in central Birmingham, on Saturday 21 March 2020 at 10.00am. The charge for the day is unchanged at £10.00 per person and includes morning tea/coffee and a buffet lunch, subsidised from Butterfly Conservation budgets.