Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Butterfly Conservation AGM

On Friday I headed to Sheffield to stay with Nute and Ken for 3 days. My room companion  was Scooter (above). I left early on Saturday morning to attend the AGM and Members Day of the Butterfly Conservation Organization in Nottingham. As usual this was a very well organized and entertaining event hosted by the East Midlands Branch. There were excellent talks:
“Conserving Lepidoptera at a landscape scale – case studies from the last 15 years” – 
  Sam Ellis, BC Head of Regions
"The changing butterflies of Derbyshire" - Ken Orpe, Recorder for Derbyshire
"The State of Britain’s Moths" - Richard Fox, BC Surveys Manager
"My butterfly journey" - Patrick Barkham, journalist and author of “The Butterfly Isles”
"Butterflies in a changing climate" - Professor Chris Thomas, Leeds University
The venue was THe Nottingham Belfry Hotel which did an excellent job, especially with lunch and refreshments.
A highlight for the five Sussex members who attended was the receipt by our Bob Foreman of one of the six Outstanding Volunteer Awards (Bob on left)
We were also pleased that Sussex BC Chairman, Nigel Symington, was elected to the BC Council.

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