Saturday 16th March 2024

AK Bell Library, Perth


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Join us for our Spring Gathering of Butterfly Conservation supporters in Scotland!

Location: AK Bell Library, Perth
Date & time: Saturday 16th March 2024
Booking: This event will be held in-person and streamed live over Zoom. There is a £15 cost to attend the in-person event, and the cost includes a hot lunch. We are not charging Zoom attendees, but hope that people who attend this way will consider making a donation of £5 to cover the costs of the technical support.

In-person event: We are using eventbrite to manage our event bookings. Unfortunately the 'donation' option we have chosen only allows one ticket per booking. So if you require multiple tickets, please make more than one booking and complete the information for the extra attendee(s) below the billing section. We are requesting a donation of £15 for this event to cover the catering costs. We are using the 'donation' option as the fees are much lower than the 'paid ticket' option, so we hope you understand. Booking your ticket on eventbrite here.

Zoom event: If you would like to watch the event live over Zoom, please visit here to register for the online event (please only register for the Zoom event if you are not attending in person, as registrations to the Zoom event are limited to 100). It is free to attend over Zoom, but hope that Zoom attendees will consider donating £5 to cover the costs of the technical support (a donation link will be sent after the event)

Programme: Click here to view the full programme.

This event will be a chance to hear about our work in Scotland and opportunities for you to get involved. Speakers and topics include: Jamie Weir from University of Edinburgh on moth and butterfly wing patterns; David Bryant and Arin Irvine on the moths and butterflies of forestry clearfell, Anna Aitken on a summer of looking at single-site micro-moths in Scotland, and Chris Stamp on targetted recording of butterfly species. BC staff will speak on Wild Spaces, Species on the Edge in the West Coast, Garden Butterfly Survey and look ahead the butterfly and moth recording year.

We will also have live moths to display at lunchtime, from traps all over Scotland! We will have a variety of sales and information stalls including Scotia Seeds; Entomology book sales and insect-inspired art.

 The £15 cost of booking will include a hot lunch, tea and coffee on arrival and in the afternoon.

Parking and transport: more detailed information on transport and parking will be sent before the event. More information about parking in Perth can be found here, with options such as the South Inch Car Park being 10 minutes walk from the venue and costing about £5.30 for the day. Perth train station is also about a 10-minute walk away.

This event is being kindly supported by funding from NatureScot and by the three Butterfly Conservation Branches in Scotland.