News 2020 - Herts & Middx Butterfly Conservation

News 2020


An excellent film of the Brown Hairstreaks in Surrey produced in December 2020 - click on the image below
Brown Hairstreaks in Surrey


Information on the Big City Butterflies project can be found here

A summary of Malcolm Hull's article on hibernating butterflies appears in the Butterfly Magazine

Unless you have already done so, please do not forget to send in your records for the year to Andrew Wood

Please listen to Malcolm Hull's interview with BBC Radio Jersey (30 October) on hibernating butterflies here

IMPORTANT - Please read the latest coronavirus update from Butterfly Conservation here

The results of the Big Butterfly Count 2020 can be found here

See Andrew Wood's latest Question and Answer session at Holland Park here

Read the latest blog from Butterfly Conservation on Malcolm Hull's 'Where have all the Small Tortoiseshells gone'

Listen to Malcolm Hull on Radio Verulam's podcast on the Big Butterfly Count

Attractive 44-page full colour booklet on the butterflies of Heartwood is available for purchase (cash only). Details on the image below. Click to expand

HeartwoodButterflies


Millhoppers Pasture - the branch's only specialist butterfly reserve - new leaflet published to mark the relaunch of Butterfly Conservations local reserve: open to visitors now all welcome 24/7

David Howdon's virtual events on 27 June have been filmed and can be watched on his Periscope page: Butterfly walk at Horsenden Hill and moths from moth-trap ran nearby the previous night

Many Four-spotted moths reported in Cambridgeshire last week (as of 6 June) so look out for it in grassy places where Field Bindweed is present

Good news for UKBMS recorders - please read the latest from Butterfly Conservation
here

Some splendid video clips of life-cycles and behaviour of some of our butterflies have been filmed - well worth watching. View the Videos webpage. Enjoy!

Members' Day. To see photos and vote in the photo competition click here and for presentations and members' slides click here.
Photo Competition winners announced - see who won in each category
here. Well done to the winners and thank you to all who took part. Meanwhile you can read our Annual Review and Minutes of last years meeting.

Small Blue project at Greenwood Park - please read latest report (as of April 2020).

Large Tortoiseshell reported in Cambridgeshire on 15 April

Read the latest WCBS newsletter here.

It may now be the transect season and due to the current restrictions why not take part in the Garden Butterfly Survey

2019 UKBMS Results: 2019 was the best year since 1997 for butterflies according to the UKBMS. The results can be found
here. Click here for summary of the changes.


The latest Small Blue report for our branch can be read here

Read Malcolm Hulls's article on hibernating Small Tortoiseshells here

Shedding new light on hibernating tactics. See Malcolm Hull's piece in the Guardian on hibernating Small Tortoiseshells

6 species already reported in the first 10 days of January

Minor design changes on website including 'Home' page, e.g. links to external sites now accessible in horizontal menu bar above




 

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