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Virtual Spring Meeting

There will be no face-to-face AGM and programme of talks this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. Instead, we will be hosting a Virtual Spring Meeting via Zoom. This will consist of a brief Chairman’s Welcome, followed by a programme of talks as outlined below.

Booking is essential, to register your interest in attending the Spring Meeting, please fill in the form on the following link https://forms.gle/4HyTykdthYYLacb46 and a link to join the virtual meeting will be sent out a few days before the event. 

This year we are not going to have an AGM because it is not required under our branch constitution. Branch financial accounts will be available for viewing on the branch website and may also be sent out through a membership e-mailing. If anyone has a query regarding branch accounts or indeed anything to do with Highlands & Islands branch, please do not hesitate to contact Audrey Turner at unicorn64@btinternet.com

 Virtual Open Day Programme:

10.00 – 10.20  Chairman’s Welcome by Pete Moore 

10.20 – 10.50  Talk:  “Rare and Small – Actions for Priority Scottish Micro-moths in the Highlands” by Tom Prescott, Senior Species Conservation Officer, Butterfly Conservation Scotland.

10.50 – 11.10  Talk:  “Cairngorms Connect and Why Moths are Better than Capercaillie!” by Pip Gullett, Project Officer, Cairngorms Connect.

11.10 – 11.25  Break

11.25 – 11.45  Talk:  “Species On The Edge” by David Hill, Project Officer, Butterfly Conservation Scotland.

11.45 – 12.45  Talk:  “How hot is that butterfly? Using individual temperature responses to inform species conservation” by Dr Andrew Bladon, University of Cambridge.

12.45 – 13.00  Summing-up by Pete Moore

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