Cancelation of Weekend Away to Isle of Wight

The East Midlands Branch regrets that due to a sudden family bereavement, Richard Penson is unable to lead this trip. Consequently we have decided to cancel this years weekend away.

Please check our other events listings as we still have a packed program of field trips for the rest of the summer.

Grizzled Skipper Training Course

Nottinghamshire Biodiversity Group (NottsBAG) are offering a FREE training course to help volunteers with identification and surveying for Grizzled Skippers.

Working with our partners, Butterfly Conservation and Sustrans, I am pleased to inform you that we have arranged to run a FREE training event on Saturday 7th May at Balderton, near Newark.  The attached poster provides a few more details.

Grizzled Skipper Training Day Details

Grizzled Skipper Training Day Poster

The event will be a chance for you to learn more about the ecology of this important butterfly species and to understand survey techniques to identify Grizzled Skipper on the wing and to recognise where to look to find Grizzled Skipper egg laying sites.
After being on the course it is hoped that the skills you gain will enable you to get involved in survey work in May and June.
If you are interested in booking a place then please feel free to contact me.  Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Chris Jackson