A free introduction to Butterfly and Moth Identification, Surveying & Recording

Saturday 10 March 2018 10:00 to 16:00:

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.

Programme

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 nick.bowles@ntlworld.com

– 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.        

 

Booking essential?:
Please do not attend without pre-booking
Location:
H7, Chaffron Way, Milton Keynes, MK4 3GG

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