Saturday 23rd March 2019, 9:00am-5:00pm


  • Chris Winnick

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Butterfly Conservation conference 2019: 'Pathways to butterfly conservation in North West England'.

Saturday 23rd March 2019, 9am - 5pm. Lancaster University, Lancaster Environment Centre.

The theme of the conference is 'Pathways to butterfly conservation in North West England'. Unlike the first conference in 2017 we have a large state of the art lecture theatre – there are still some places remaining, but these need to be booked in advance. Entrance and parking are free but please bring a packed lunch or buy your lunch on site.  If you have not already registered your intent to attend or would like further information, please contact Chris Winnick: @email

Conference programme

Morning session

9.00  Registration
9.20  Welcome - Dr Rosa Menendez
9.25  ‘Fifty Years of Butterfly Conservation’ - Dr Jim Asher
10.05 Data Collection and Data Use - Dr Caroline Bulman
10.25 Data and Habitat Change: A Fritillary Case Study - Dr David Wainwright

10.45 – 11.05  Break  Tea/coffee/biscuits available for a £1.00 donation to BC

11.10 Cumbria Bio-diversity Data Centre: [tbc]
11.30 Student Presentations:
         Alex Blomfield - Pearl-bordered Fritillary
         Lucy Gunson -  Scotch Argus
         Adam McVeigh -  Mountain Ringlet
         Jamal Kabir -  Violets and Fritillary Distribution
         Time for questions...

12.20 – 1.10  Lunch     Tea/coffee/biscuits available for a £1.00 donation to BC

Afternoon session

1.15 Student Presentations:
        Justine Patton - Moths and Woodlands
        Abi Percival -  Ride Management
        Rosie Bailey - Northern Brown Argus
        Future Projects
        Time for questions...
2.00 Moth Recording - Steve Benner
2.20 Nature Reserves and Conservation Grazing - Bill Grayson

2.40 Conservation and Opportunities with the National Trust - Craig McCoy

3.00 – 3.20  Break.... Tea/coffee/biscuits available for a £1.00 donation to BC

3.20 Volunteer Conservation and Myers Allotment - Chris Winnick
3.40 Duke of Burgundy Conservation in South Lakeland - Martin Wain
4.00 Question and Answer Panel... Chair Dr Andrew Wilby
4.50 Closing Remarks/Evaluation