It helps land managers to know both which species are breeding on any patch, but how their management affects numbers. So, accurate records you supply can make an enormous difference to efforts to conserve wildlife, locally and nationally. Plus, extra knowledge boosts the enjoyment of any walk, even in your own garden.
09.45 doors open; tea and coffee available
10.00 - 10.10 Welcome and details of the day
10.10 - 11.15 Identification of the butterflies of Berks., Bucks. & Oxon.
11.15 - 11.35 a quick butterfly i.d. quiz during tea/coffee and biscuits
11.35 - 12.30 Separating moths into their families – a start to moth identification and recording.
12.30 - 13.00 Transect recording methodology– why and how
13.00 – 13.30 lunch (please bring a packed lunch) tea/coffee and biscuits are provided and including a quick moth family quiz
13.30 – 14.30 Practice transect walk
14.30 – 15.10 Conducting timed count and standardised surveys
15.10 - 15.25 tea/coffee and biscuits
15.25 – 15.45 Record submission - and how it helps conservation
15.45 closing remarks and departure
If you wish to attend either day please email firstname.lastname@example.org
– all places are free and open to members and non-members of UTB/BC; but are subject to availability. Applicants must be able to explain how they will increase their recording after the course. Electronic versions of all presentations can be copied to attendees’ memory sticks but are too large to send by email.