Saturday 27th March 2021, 1:45pm-5:30pm

Hertfordshire & Middlesex & London


  • Liz Goodyear

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We invite all Butterfly Conservation members and friends to join us for our online Members’ Day (incorporating the AGM) on Saturday 27th March 2021.

1.45 Zoom entry period

2.00 Welcome from Malcolm Hull followed by the Annual General Meeting The AGM papers and reports will be made available on the Branch website nearer the date

2.30 15 minute break and an opportunity to chat amongst attendees whilst Zoom is unmuted!

2.45 “Making the best of the built environment for butterflies and moths” – Dr Phil Sterling

Phil was the principal ecological adviser to Dorset County Council for 25 years, and was involved in habitat creation on the back of a number of large-scale developments. For 4 years he managed the teams who maintain the county’s road verges, and began the transformation that is leading to more wildflowers on the verges delivered at lower cost to the public purse. He moved to Butterfly Conservation in 2018 to establish ‘Building Sites for Butterflies’, a national programme encouraging creation and management of grasslands for wildlife in the built environment. The programme is showcasing habitat creation such as achieved along the Weymouth Relief Road in Dorset, where regular monitoring is demonstrating colonisation of many species of butterflies and moths since the road opened to traffic

3.45 15 minute break and an opportunity to chat amongst attendees whilst Zoom is unmuted!

3.49 Voting for the photo completion closes.

4.00 “The Atlas: Mission Accomplished” – Zoё Randle

Zoё co-ordinates the Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey and the National Moth Recording Scheme for Butterfly Conservation. Her most recent achievement was being the lead author on the Atlas of Britain and Ireland’s Larger Moths, a landmark publication and the first of its kind. In a previous life she did a PhD on how management for Large Blue butterflies benefits other rare species. She also worked on the Farm Scale Trials of GM crops, and researched Oak Gall Wasps and their parasitoids

4.45 Results of the annual photographic competition and closing remarks.

Zoom meeting link will be posted here before the event