Tuesday 25th February 2020, 10:00am-4:00pm

Berrycroft Hub, Ashbury, Oxon, SN6 8LX

Contact

  • Nick Bowles
  • nick.bowles@ntlworld.com

51.5639309, -1.6252137

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 - 10.15 Welcome and details of the day

10.15 - 11.50 Identification of the butterflies of Berks, Bucks & Oxon.

11.50 - 12.05 A quick butterfly i.d. quiz during tea/coffee and biscuits

12.10 - 13.00 Transect recording methodology– why and how

13.00 – 13.30 Lunch (please bring a packed lunch). Tea/coffee and biscuits are provided. Concluding with answers to the butterfly i.d. quiz

13.35 – 14.30 Practice transect walk (outdoor)

14.30 - 15.00 Separating moths into their families – a start to moth identification and recording

15.00 - 15.20 Tea/coffee and biscuits

15.20 – 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