Saturday 2nd March 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm

Maiden Erlegh Nature Reserve, Lakeside, Earley, Reading, Berks. RG6 5QE


  • Nick Bowles
  • 01442 382276

51.43390207263, -0.92436340932056

Accurate records make an enormous difference to efforts to conserve wildlife, both locally and nationally. It helps land managers to know both which species are breeding on any patch, and how their management affects numbers. Plus, extra knowledge boosts the enjoyment of any observation, even in your own garden.


Programme (subject to minor change to reflect weather)

09.45 Doors open; tea and coffee available

10.00 - 10.10 Welcome and details of the day

10.10 - 11.15 Identification of the butterflies of Berks, Bucks & Oxon.

11.15 - 11.35 Butterfly i.d. quiz during tea/coffee and biscuits

11.35 - 12.30 Separating moths into their families – a start to moth identification and recording.

12.30 - 13.00 Transect recording methodology– why and how

13.00 – 13.30 Lunch (please bring a packed lunch). Tea/coffee and biscuits are provided. Including a moth family quiz.

13.30 – 14.30 Practice transect walk (outdoor)

14.30 – 15.10 Conducting timed count and standardised surveys

15.10 - 15.25 Tea/coffee and biscuits

15.25 – 15.45 Record submission - and how it helps conservation

15.45 Closing remarks and departure

If you wish to attend please email @email

Please do not attend without pre-booking. Places are free* to members and non-members of UTB/BC, and are subject to availability. Applicants must be able to explain how they will increase their recording after the course. All presentations can be provided to attendees’ memory sticks but are too large to send by email. *donations welcome