Saturday 6th October 2018, 11:30am-5:15pm

Pensychnant Conservation Centre And Nature Reserve, Sychnant Pass, Conwy

53.277924, -3.869384

Want to find out more about Butterfly Conservation and what happens in North Wales? Want to learn more about butterflies and moths in North Wales? Then come to our Branch AGM/Members Day!

Once again we have three fascinating speakers lined up who will cover a wide range of topics.

Andy Banthorpe, joint County Moth Recorder for Bedfordshire, attends the monthly moth meetings at Pensychnant whenever he visits North Wales and he and his wife Melissa have developed a reputation for turning up unexpected and exciting new records for the area.

Lucy Morton is one of Butterfly Conservation’s National Reserves Officers and has worked on a number
of well-known reserves including Prees Heath.

Martin Davies is a long-standing member of the European Butterflies Group (formerly EIG). His quest to study and record European Butterflies has taken him from the Arctic to the Mediterranean and from Spain to Romania where he has located and photographed many of Europe’s rarest and most elusive species.


  • 10.30am Arrival and Tea/Coffee
  • 11.00am Brief AGM and election of officers
  • 11.30am Miners, Rollers and Case-bearers –
  • An Introduction to Micro-moths Andy Banthorpe: Andy will share his enthusiasm for micros and tell us about some of the unusual new records he and Melissa have turned up while visiting North Wales.
  • 12.30 – 2.00pm Lunch Please bring a packed lunch.
  • 2.00pm Managing Butterfly Conservation’s Nature Reserves Lucy Morton: Lucy will tell us about Prees Heath and other reserves, and the work being undertaken to secure the future of the Wood White in the West Midlands.
  • 3.00 – 3.15pm Tea and coffee
  • 3.15pm In Search of Rare and Local European Butterflies Martin Davies: A wide-ranging look at the European butterfly fauna with a particular focus on rare, local and endemic species.
  • 4.15pm (approx.) Close


VENUE: Pensychnant Conservation Centre and Nature Reserve, Sychnant Pass, Conwy, LL32 8BJ
Directions: Pensychnant is at the top of the Sychnant Pass, 2.5 miles from Conwy or Penmaenmawr on the North Wales coast. Grid Reference: (SH:752 770) (OS Landranger Map 115).