Saturday 1st August 2020, 10:00am-10:45am

Online Virtual Zoom Workshop

Contact

  • Tom Prescott
  • Email: tprescott@butterfly-conservation.org Tel: 01540 661469. Mob: 07979 785665.

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Kentish Glory

 

Online Virtual Zoom Workshop

Thursday 31st July

10-10.45am

And repeated

Saturday 1st August

10-10.45am

Background

Kentish Glory is a large, beautiful, iconic, spring moth that despite its name is confined in the UK to Scotland, where its distribution is centred on the Cairngorms and Culbin Forest on the Moray coast. 

Surveys since 2017, in partnership with the Rare Invertebrates in the Cairngorms Project, using pheromone lures developed by Dr Joe Burman at Canterbury Christchurch University have been very successful at discovering the moth at new sites and confirming its presence at former sites.  However, the lures only attract males and it is unclear if these locations are breeding sites, or just stray males.

Kentish Glory is a High Priority species in Butterfly Conservation Scotland’s Conservation Strategy.  It is therefore important we determine its current status.

Aim

The aim of the online workshop is to provide a brief history of the moth, its identification and ecology and raise the profile of one of the UK’s rarest species.  It is hoped that attendees will be sufficiently enthused to get out and undertake surveys for the moth, particularly larval searches to identify and confirm breeding locations.

Booking

Booking is essential as details on how to access the Online Zoom Virtual Workshop will only be sent to those that register an interest.  Full instructions on how to join the meeting will be sent out to those new to Zoom.

The online workshop will be held at 10am on Thursday morning and repeated on at 10am Saturday morning.  It is advisable to join the zoom room around ten to fifteen minutes before the start of the workshop in case of any last-minute technical difficulties.

For more information contact

Tom Prescott, Butterfly Conservation Scotland

Email: @email

Tel: 01540 661469.  Mob: 07979 785665.