Scotch Argus - Bob Eade

Pathways To Butterfly Conservation in North West England - 23 March 2019

BC's Cumbria and Lancashire Branches, in conjunction with Lancaster University, held a free 'Pathways to Butterfly Conservation in North-West England' conference on 23rd March 2019. The day focussed on how members and friends, together with land-owners and managers, can get more involved with the conservation of butterflies and moths. 

Thanks to everyone that made this amazing event possible!

Here's a list of all the speakers on the day:

Morning session
9.20   Welcome - Dr Rosa Menendez
9.25  ‘Fifty Years of Butterfly Conservation’ -  Dr Jim Asher
10.05 Data Collection and Data Use - Dr Caroline Bulman
10.25 Data and Habitat Change - A Fritillary Case Study - Dr David Wainwright

11.10 Cumbria Bio-diversity Data Centre: [tbc]
11.30 Student Presentations:
         Alex Blomfield - Pearl-bordered Fritillary
         Lucy Gunson -  Scotch Argus
         Adam McVeigh -  Mountain Ringlet
         Jamal Kabir -  Violets and Fritillary Distribution
        Time for questions.....

Afternoon session
1.15 Student Presentations:

        Justine Patton - Moths and Woodlands
        Abi Percival -  Ride Management
        Rosie Bailey - Northern Brown Argus
        Future Projects
        Time for questions....
2.00 Moth Recording. Steve Benner
2.20 Nature Reserves and Conservation Grazing - Bill Grayson
2.40 Conservation and Opportunities with the National Trust - Craig McCoy

3.20 Volunteer Conservation and Myers Allotment - Chris Winnick
3.40 Duke of Burgundy Conservation in South Lakeland - Martin Wain
4.00 Question and Answer Panel... Chair Dr Andrew Wilby

4.50 Closing Remarks/Evaluation

Visit our Twitter page to see some photos from the day.