Butterfly Conservation holds an annual meeting for butterfly recorders in the UK. 

Peacock (upperwing) - Adam Gor

These meetings are open to anyone interested in butterflies, butterfly recording and conservation. The programme for the day is currently being devised, but there will be the usual update on the Butterflies for the New Millennium (BNM) recording scheme and the official 2020 butterfly population trends from the UKBMS network will be revealed. In addition to this there will be two or three talks by guest speakers. The next meeting will be:

Saturday 26th March 2022, 10am - 1pm 

10:00 Welcome, Russel Hobson, Director of Evidence, Butterfly Conservation

10:10 Update on BC’s schemes: BNM Dr Zoë Randle, Butterfly Conservation
UKBMS Ian Middlebrook, Butterfly Conservation
WCBS Megan Lowe, Butterfly Conservation

10:40 UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme 2021 results, Marc Botham, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

11:00 DECIDE, recording nature where it matters, Dr Michael Pocock, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

11:20 Comfort Break

11:35 The Lady Vanishes – solving the mysteries of the world’s greatest insect migration, Dr Constantí Stefansescu, Natural Sciences Museum of Granollers and coordinator of the Catalan Butterfly Monitoring Scheme

12:00 Limestone Living Legacies, Jen Gilbert, Butterfly Conservation

12:20 The Return of the Native? Large Tortoiseshells in the UK, Will Langdon, University of Oxford

12:35 Closing remarks

12:45 End and lunch

13:15 - 14:45pm County Butterfly Recorder Meeting

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the 2022 meeting will be virtual and take place on Zoom. To book your place, please Register on Zoom.

The meeting will be followed by a County Butterfly Recorder Meeting. 

If you have any queries, please contact events@butterfly-conservation.org