Small Copper 161020 Chilwell by Jane Howe

Nottinghamshire Flutterings on 27th October, it ain’t over.

Nottinghamshire Flutterings on 27th October, it ain’t over.

Small Copper 161020 Chilwell by Jane Howe

Small Copper 161020 Chilwell by Jane Howe

Records from the last few days,  the Common Blue record ‘beats’ the latest record I have available which is 14/10/2011.

Brimstone 25/10/2016 Calverton Garden 1 Martyn Anderson
Small White 20/10/2016 Sandybanks LNR 2 Antoni Lachetta
22/10/2016 Gedling 1 Adrian Dutton
Small Copper 20/10/2016 Chilwell 1 Jane Howe
21/10/2016 Sandybanks LNR 4 Antoni Lachetta
23/10/2016 Sandybanks LNR 1 Antoni Lachetta
Common Blue 23/10/2016 Sandybanks LNR 1 Antoni Lachetta
Red Admiral 16/10/2016 Chilwell 1 Jane Howe
17/10/2016 Bestwood garden 1 Antoni Lachetta
17/10/2016 Sherwood garden 1 Jack Dennison
17/10/2016 Netherfield, Ouse Dyke 1 Jack Dennison
21/10/2016 Mapperley area 1 Jack Dennison
22/10/2016 Beeston 1 Matthew Hackney
22/10/2016 Langold 2 Pauline Bradford
25/10/2016 Calverton garden 2 Martyn Anderson
25/10/2016 Arboretum 1 Damian Taylor
26/10/2016 Elton Guide Campsite 1 Jennie Harrison
Comma 22/10/2016 Gedling 1 Adrian Dutton
22/10/2016 Langold 1 Pauline Bradford
Speckled Wood 15/10/2016 Blidworth Woods 1 Jack Dennison

 

PLEASE HELP TO RAISE FUNDS FOR BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION

Some of you may be aware that John Bland writes quiz sheets which are sold to raise money for wildlife causes. The next one in the series is raising money for Butterfly Conservation. It is called the Lepidoptera Quiz and features puzzles and questions on general knowledge, sport, literature, films, music, etc – with questions or answers related to butterflies and moths. It is not necessary to have specialist knowledge of the subject in order to do the quiz.

The quiz sheets cost £1. There are monetary prizes to be won. The closing date is not until April 2017.

Sue Jones very ably sells these quizzes but would welcome help from members of Butterfly Conservation to support your organisation. As well as buying one for yourselves to do please consider buying extra copies to sell on or send to your friends inside Christmas cards.

The first time the quiz will be on sale is at the DANES (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Entomological Society) event at Derby University on Saturday 29th October. Jane Broomhead will have a supply for you to purchase on the Butterfly Conservation stall. She will also have it available at the East Midlands AGM (30th October) and the National AGM (5th November).

Copies can also be obtained by sending a cheque, payable to Butterfly Conservation,and stamped addressed envelope to: Quiz, 12 Chertsey Road, Mickleover, DerbyDE3 0RA.

 

Hope to see one or two of you on Sunday.

 

RR

Comma 161022 Langold by Pauline Bradford

Comma 161022 Langold by Pauline Bradford

Red Admiral 161025 Nottingham Nottingham Arboretum by Damian Taylor

Red Admiral 161025 Nottingham Nottingham Arboretum by Damian Taylor

 

 

 

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Nottinghamshire Flutterings on 22nd October 2016

Nottinghamshire Flutterings on 22nd October 2016

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Red Admiral 161015 Langold by Pauline Bradford

Records from the last week:

Speckled Wood 14/10/2016 Bramcote  garden 1 Phil Carter
14/10/2016 Toton Sidings 1 Mark Searle
16/10/2016 Gedling 1 Adrian Dutton
Comma 14/10/2016 Toton Sidings 1 Mark Searle
 – 19/10/2016 Barnby Moor 4 Rob Johnson Feeding on Ivy by Chesterfield Canal
Painted Lady 18/10/2016 Langold 1 Pauline Bradford
Red Admiral 14/10/2016 Bramcote garden 2 John Appleton
14/10/2016 Toton Sidings 1 Mark Searle
16/10/2016 Bestwood garden 1 Antoni Lachetta
18/10/2016 Kirklington 7 Robin Old on ivy
19/10/2016 Barnby Moor 1 Rob Johnson Feeding on Ivy by Chesterfield Canal
21/10/2016 Chilwell garden 1 Rob Thatcher
Small Copper 14/10/2016 Toton Sidings 3 Mark Searle 1 pristine
15/10/2016 Sandybanks LNR 2 Antoni Lachetta
15/10/2016 Leen Cutting 5 Mark Searle 2 reasonable lookers
Brimstone 20/10/2016 Wollaton garden 1 Keith McGraw seemed to be laying eggs

 

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Painted Lady 161018 Langold by Pauline Bradford

 

See you at Conkers!

 

RR

 

UK Moth Recorders’ Meeting 2017

ThMoths Count Logoe programme for our UK Moth Recorders’ Meeting 2017 has been finalised

Lyttelton Lecture Theatre, Birmingham and Midland Institute, Birmingham.

Saturday 28 January 2017

To see the line-up for the day click here.

Advance booking is essential via www.butterfly-conservation.org/UKMRM. Registration is £10.00 per person and includes morning tea/coffee and a buffet lunch all subsidised from Butterfly Conservation budgets.

 

Nottinghamshire Flutterings on 13th October 2016.

Nottinghamshire Flutterings on 13th October 2016.

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small-copper-1610-female-at-toton-by-mark-searle

 

Highlights of records since the beginning of the month….

 

Small White 02/10/2016 Chilwell 1 Jane Howe
Small Copper 02/10/2016 Clumber Park 23 Mark Searle
06/10/2016 Newstead Abbey lake 1 David Shaw
09/10/2016 Sandybanks LNR 3 Antoni Lachetta
12/10/2016 Leen Cutting 4 Mark Searle
Red Admiral 03/10/2016 Chilwell 1 Jane Howe
04/10/2016 Toothill School, Bingham 7 Bill Bacon
04/10/2016 Fosters Lane, Bingham 3 Bill Bacon
04/10/2016 Sunrise Hill LNR 1 Antoni Lachetta
06/10/2016 Bestwood garden 1 Antoni Lachetta
08/10/2016 Langold 1 Pauline Bradford
09/10/2016 Sandybanks LNR 1 Antoni Lachetta
09/10/2016 Hickling Churchyard 1 Bill Bacon
10/10/2016 Langold 3 Pauline Bradford
10/10/2016 Tollerton 3 Bill Bacon
10/10/2016 Toton 1 Iris & Derek Martin
Painted Lady 06/10/2016 Langold 3 Pauline Bradford
11/10/2016 Bramcote Park 1 Phil Carter
12/10/2016 Langold 1 Pauline Bradford
Comma 03/10/2016 Chilwell 1 Jane Howe
06/10/2016 Sandybanks LNR 1 Antoni Lachetta
06/10/2016 Toton 1 Iris & Derek Martin
10/10/2016 Tollerton 1 Bill Bacon
Speckled Wood 04/10/2016 Sunrise Hill LNR 2 Antoni Lachetta
05/10/2016 Sandybanks LNR 1 Antoni Lachetta
06/10/2016 Newstead Abbey lake 1 Pauline Bradford
06/10/2016 Sandybanks LNR 1 Antoni Lachetta

 

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red-admiral-and-comma-161001-langar-naturescape-by-jane-howe

 

Please do not forget the East Midlands branch Annual General Meeting is on the 30th of October 2016 at Conkers.

 

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RichardR

Butterfly Conservation AGM & Members’ Day 2016

National AGM & Members’ Day 5th November 2016

This year the National Butterfly Conservation AGM & Members Day is returning to The Nottingham Belfry Hotel, 5th November. This will be the second time the branch has hosted the National AGM, the previous occasion was in 2012 at the same venue.

The day start with registration and refreshments at 9.30am. Full details were provided in a flyer sent out to all Butterfly Conservation Members. Here are a few highlights:

  • Conserving threatened butterflies in the Wyre Forest; Dr Jenny Joy, Senior Regional Officer for the West Midlands.
  • Milestones in the history of Butterfly Conservation; Dr Martin Warren, Chief Executive.
  • 40 years of the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme; Dr Tom Brereton, Head of Monitoring.
  • Engaging your people with nature; Apithanny Bourne, East Scotland Branch.
  • Branch Raffle & March Awards
  • What’s in a name? the origins of butterfly names; Peter Marren, author of Rainbow Dust: Three Centuries of Delight in British Butterflies

Finishing at 5pm.

 

East Midlands Branch AGM 2016

Branch AGM 2016

This year the East Midlands Branch Butterfly Conservation Members’ Day AGM will be held at Conkers in the National Forest, on Sunday 30th October. 10am – 3pm.

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