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  • Winter Work Party: Lagan Meadows, Lagan Valley Regional Park, Belfast

    Saturday 29th March 2019, 11am-1pm

    Meet at Sharman Road entrance to Lagan Meadows.

    Join Butterfly Conservation and our partners in managing some of our most wildlife-rich nature reserves and special places in Northern Ireland.  It’ll be some well-spent, rewarding time outdoors! Booking Essential!

  • Crash Course in difficult butterflies- Ian Rippey

    21st March 2019, 7.30pm

    St John’s Scout Hall, behind Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church off the Knockbreda Road in Belfast.

    Our Butterfly Recorder, Ian Rippey, will be giving us all a comprehensive refresher on our NI butterfly ID, including sexual dimorphism and how to tell the Whites apart! Join us to top up your expertise for the new season ahead

  • Northern Ireland Recorders Day 2019 (NIRD)

    Saturday 6th April 2019, 10.00am-4.00pm

    Peatlands Park, Education Centre, 33 Derryhubbert Rd, Dungannon BT71 6NW

    Our annual pre-season get-together will include a breakdown of the data from 2018, (the best year ever on record for butterflies and butterfly recorders in NI), the launch of the new Butterfly Conservation NI Conservation Strategy highlighting out priority butterflies and moths, and a chance to hear from our partners about what’s happening in the world of recording as we head into the new season. 
    As usual craic, light refreshments and good company guaranteed.  Bring your own lunch, no charge, looking forward to seeing you there! 
     

  • The Montiaghs, Marsh Fritillary and CABB- Cathryn Cochrane, RSPB

    18th April 2019, 7.30pm

    St John’s Scout Hall, behind Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church off the Knockbreda Road in Belfast.

    Cathryn will give an update on how the CABB (Co-operation Across Borders for Biodiversity) project is progressing, focusing in especially on Montiaghs Moss SAC and ASSI near Aghalee. This will include an update on conservation management techniques being reintroduced to the site, what’s planned for the future and how the important species of the site have been doing.