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

Lancaster Environment Centre Building, Lancaster University


  • Chris Winnick
  • 01539 728254

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Pathways To Butterfly Conservation in North West England - 23 March 2019


BC's Cumbria and Lancashire Branches, in conjunction with Lancaster University, invite you to a FREE one day Conference entitled 'Pathways to Butterfly and Moth Conservation in North-West England. The day will focus on how members and friends, together with land-owners and managers, can get more involved with the conservation of butterflies and moths. 

We will be based in the main 200-seat lecture theater in the LEC building on the university campus, just 2 miles south of Lancaster city center. Doors open at 9.00am with a start time of 9:20am . There will be mid-morning, lunch and after-noon breaks and the day is due to finish by 5.00pm.

Entry and onsite parking is free, but you must register by emailing @email. The programme is varied and includes presentations by up to 10 Lancaster and Cumbria University students, who will report on their recent research.

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

Lancaster University campus map
Lancaster University 2019 conference poster