Dave Simcox and Sarah Meredith, from Habitat Designs Ltd,  will update us about the 2014 Duke of Burgundy project.  The reason for the project was to learn more about the Dukes’ distribution, abundance and ecological requirements in the county. This will help inform Natural England for management on their National Nature Reserves (NNR) and SSSIs, to draw up a long-term plan for landscape-scale conservation for the species, and hopefully, answer difficult questions like when to reintroduce the butterfly to a former site and when to let it recolonize naturally.  Many members submitted records to help with this Natural England funded project and will, no doubt, be very interested to hear the results from the survey.

Katherine Holmes is coming to tell us about the Cotswolds element of the ‘Save our Magnificent Meadows’ project – this is the UK’s largest partnership project of its kind, which aims to transform the fortunes of the country’s vanishing wildflower meadows, grasslands and wildlife. Led by Plantlife, the partnership is formed of 11 organisations nationwide including Cotswolds Conservation Board, and is funded primarily by the Heritage Lottery Fund.


Monday, March 23, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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Sue Smith