Wednesday 21st April 2021, 7:00pm-8:00pm

Online Virtual Zoom Workshop

Contact

  • Gen Tompkins or Tom Prescott
  • Email: Genevieve.tompkins@rspb.org.uk or tprescott@butterfly-conservation.org Tel: 01540 661469. Mob: 07979 785665.

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Kentish Glory

Rare Invertebrate in the Cairngorms and Butterfly Conservation Scotland 

Online Virtual Zoom Workshop

Wednesday 21st April

7-8pm

Background

This free event is for new volunteers who haven’t worked with Kentish Glory before, as well as those who want a bit of a refresher. All are welcome!

The online workshop will be followed by small field sessions in Deeside, Strathspey and Perthshire. Information on the dates and times of those will be given at the online workshop. They will necessarily be small groups due to on-going COVID restrictions.

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 using lures, but also egg batch and 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. The Zoom meeting link will be sent out a day or so before the event.  If you are new to virtual events full instructions on how to use Zoom will also be sent.

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 

If you are interested in attending the online workshop and field sessions then please email the Rare Invertebrates in the Cairngorms Project Officer, Genevieve Tompkins: @email

or contact

Tom Prescott, Butterfly Conservation Scotland

Email: @email

Tel: 01540 661469.  Mob: 07979 785665.