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Butterfly Conservation Northern Ireland News

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Butterfly Conservation Northern Ireland News

Moth Night 27th -29th August

BCNI are hoping to provide a digital event for this years Moth Night 27th -29th August.. If all goes to plan they will hold a live moth trap session with some experts on hand to help with ID. Details are yet to be confirmed but will be shared in due course. The Ring of Gullion Team have a small number of moth traps which can be borrowed for use in the Ring of Gullion Area. Contact the team on [email protected] for more information.

For more information on Moth Night please CLICK HERE.

Marsh Fritillary Larval Web Monitoring – 2020 season by Senior Conservation Officer; Rose Cremin

The late summer/autumn annual monitoring of Marsh Fritillary isn’t too far away on the horizon and Butterfly Conservation along with partners and recorders will be visiting a range of sites to monitor Marsh Fritillary by surveying for larval webs.

BC have been delivering workshops for a number of years on this topic however, 2020 has proven to be a very different year for us all due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They continue to operate under government restrictions and while fieldwork can proceed with proper assessments, organising workshops is difficult.

This September, they are going to go digital and deliver a workshop online and will share details in time. Meanwhile, if you do hope to survey for the species in Northern Ireland, don’t forget that you must apply for a Wildlife Licence from DAERA/NIEA.

Click here to find out more about Butterfly Conservation Northern Ireland.

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