The Upper Thames Branch of Butterfly Conservation are hosting a free training session on Butterfly and Moth Identification, Surveying & Recording.
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.
Date: 18 March 2018
Venue: Howe Park Wood Education & Visitor centre, H7, Chaffron Way, Milton Keynes, MK4 3GG
|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. Please do not attend without pre-booking.