Our AGM and Winter Meeting was held online this year as a result of the ongoing coronavirus restrictions.
The meeting included a shortened version of our normal AGM proceedings, which was then followed by the main event, an entertaining talk by Dr Tom Prescott, Senior Conservation Officer with Butterfly Conservation Scotland. Tom presented the talk from his home in the Highlands on the subject of Burnets, Beauties and Glories – Conserving Scotland’s Rare and Threatened Moths. It was a fascinating and inspiring talk, with plenty of stunning moths and beautiful Scottish scenery.
You can watch a recording the whole meeting on You Tube
If you are missing moths now that the nights have turned cold, here are a couple of talks about moths that you can watch in comfort.
The first is by Devon Moth Group committee member Phil Dean and is about the moths found in Devon’s meadows (as part of the Moor Meadows initiative). Watch Moths of the Meadow on You Tube.
The other is by Douglas Boyes, a PhD student studying moths, and is a talk given to the Natural History Society of Northumbria about moth species that are doing well in the UK, bucking the general trend of wildlife decline. Watch Bucking the trend: why are some British moths on the rise? on You Tube.