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National Butterfly Recorders' Meeting: 19th March 2016

Saturday 19th March 2016, 11am-4.45pm

Birmingham and Midland Institute

The ever-popular national meeting takes place once again at the Birmingham and Midland Institute in central Birmingham, on Saturday 19th March 2016.

The national meeting is open to anyone interested in butterflies, their recording, monitoring and conservation. There is a very exciting programme of talks for the day, with local, national and international perspectives on butterfly recording and conservation.

We are honoured that Professor Camille Parmesan, a world authority on butterflies and climate change has agreed to give a talk this year. She contributed to the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

In addition, there will the latest evidence on the decline of the Wall from Dirk Maes, the first view of the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme results for 2015, and much more besides. As always, there will be plenty of time to mingle and chat with fellow butterfly enthusiasts.

The full programme can be found here.

The day will start with a meeting of BNM Local Co-ordinators / County Butterfly Recorders at 10.00, with the main programme starting at 11.00.

The day costs just £7.50 per person (payable on the day), including lunch and refreshments, but you must book your place in advance via or 01929 400209.

The UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme is organized and funded by Butterfly Conservation (BC), the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC). The UKBMS is indebted to all volunteers who contribute data to the scheme.