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Autumn and Winter 2018 

Autumn and Winter 2018 

Events for Autumn and Winter 2018

West Midlands Branch AGM

11am to 3pm on Saturday 24 November 2018

Shropshire Wildlife Trust: Abbeygate Hall, 193 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6AH
Lift access from ground floor, 15-min walk from station, parking in Abbey Foregate car park.
Directions from A5: At the first roundabout (Preston Boats), take filter round to the left. When approaching the next roundabout (Emstrey) as you cross the River Severn, get over to the right and take the 4th exit, signposted Shrewsbury A5064. At the next roundabout (Column), take the 3rd exit onto Abbey Foregate. After about 0.6 miles, turn left (brown Shropshire Wildlife Trust sign) into the Pay & Display car park. Venue is at far end of car park.
Tea and coffee from 10.30am, food from caterers at 1pm
Business (annual reports and Branch updates) start at 11am
2017 minutes available at www.westmidlands-butterflies.org.uk/news/meeting-minutes
Main Speaker: Dr Phil Sterling, editor of The Field Guide to the Micro-moths of Great Britain and Ireland will talk about Butterfly Conservation’s Building Sites for Butterflies project. Our region provides many opportunities for this project and we look forward to learning more.

Butterfly Conservation 50th Anniversary AGM,

Members’ Day and Celebratory Dinner 9.30am on Saturday 10 November 2018
The Nottingham Belfry, Mellors Way, Off Woodhouse Way, Nottingham, NG8 6PY
Lunch and refreshments available (£10 and £3, respectively), free car parking
More information at www.butterfly-conservation.org 

Ewyas Harold Reserve and Common Work Parties

Saturdays: 20 Oct, 17 Nov, 15 Dec Contact Sue Young: 01981 240776,
[email protected] Tuesdays: 2 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 27 Nov, 18 Dec
Contact Lucy Morton: 07503 220191 or [email protected]
10am at the northern Cwm Hill end of Ewyas Harold Common, adjacent to the top cattle grid (SO382302). Approach from Abbey Dore off the B4347 (SO384306). Some hand tools will be provided but, if you have your own, do bring them.


Grafton Wood Brown Hairstreak Egg Searches

Saturdays: 8 Dec, 29 Dec (New Year mince pie and mulled wine special), 26 Jan 10am at Grafton Flyford church 

Contact Simon Primrose: 07952 260153 or [email protected]


Grafton Wood Work Parties

Every Wednesday except 3 Oct 10am at Grafton Flyford Church
Contact John Tilt: 01386 792458 or [email protected] 

Haugh Wood Work Parties

Saturdays: 3 Nov, 1 Dec, 5 Jan, 2 Feb, 2 Mar 10am in the reserve car park on minor road from Mordiford to Woolhope (SO592365)
Contact Kate Wollen (07786 526280) or Robin Hemming (07501 020605)

Haugh Wood Work Parties

Saturdays: 3 Nov, 1 Dec, 5 Jan, 2 Feb, 2 Mar
10am in the reserve car park on minor road from
Mordiford to Woolhope (SO592365)
Contact Kate Wollen (07786 526280) or Robin
Hemming (07501 020605)


Malvern Grayling Work Parties

Mondays: 22 Oct, 12 Nov, 14 Jan, 11 Feb 10am in North Hill Quarry car park, WR14 4LT
(SO 771478) Tea and coffee provided but bring your own lunch if staying all day
Contact Mel Mason: 01684 565700 or
[email protected] 

Monkwood Work Parties

1st Sundays: 7 Oct, 4 Nov, 2 Dec, 6 Jan, 3 Feb, 3 Mar Contact George Groves: 01905 620721, [email protected]

3rd Thursdays: 18 Oct, 15 Nov, 20 Dec,
17 Jan, 21 Feb, 21 Mar Contact Phil Adams: 01905 610830 or [email protected] 10am in the reserve car park (SO803603)

Penny Hill Landfill Site Work Parties

Sundays: 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov 10am at the site entrance off Pudford Lane, Hillside,
Martley (SO752613) Contact Mike Williams: 01299 824860 or
[email protected]


Prees Heath Common Work Parties

Wednesdays: 17 Oct, 14 Nov, 12 Dec (half-day only), 16 Jan, 13 Feb
10.30am on the access track opposite the Steel Heath turning off the A49 (SJ557363)
Contact Stephen Lewis: 07900 886809 or [email protected] 

Scarlet Tiger Project Work Parties, Stourbridge

Every 3rd Friday: 19 Oct, 16 Nov, 21 Dec, 18 Jan, 15 Feb, 15 Mar 10am at a location posted on the notice board at the northern (crematorium) end of Roman Road
Contact Joy Stevens: 01384 372397 or [email protected]

Trench Wood Work Parties

4th Sundays: 28 Oct, 25 Nov, Dec (TBC), 27 Jan, 24 Feb, 24 /31 Mar (TBC) 10am in the reserve car park (SO930588)
Contact John Holder: 01905 794854 or [email protected]

Wyre Forest Work Parties

Sundays: 11 Nov, 13 Jan, 10 Feb 10am in Earnwood Copse car park on the B4194
Bewdley to Kinlet road (SO744784) Mid-week: Tue 23 Oct, Tue 27 Nov, Wed 12 Dec, Tue 22 Jan, Tue 26 Feb The mid-week dates are joint events with Natural
England – tea and coffee provided 23 Oct and 26 Feb: 10am in Earnwood Copse
car park as above 27 Nov, 12 Dec and 22 Jan: 10am in Dry Mill Lane car park, Bewdley, at the start of the disused railway line
Contact Mike Williams: 01299 824860 or [email protected]


Wood White Project Work Parties

If you plan to come to any of these, please contact Rhona Goddard: 01746 762364 or
[email protected]


• Siege Wood, Herefordshire: 10am - 3pm, Thu 22 Nov and Thu 10 Jan, Siege Wood
car park (SO605343) 

• Onny Meadows: 10am - 1pm, Sun 2 Dec, Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms (SO435825)


• Blakeridge Wood, Shropshire: 10am - 3pm, Sun 20 Jan, Blakeridge Wood car park
(SO295866) 


• Joint work party with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust: 10am - 3pm, Tue 5 Feb, meeting point TBC 

• Bury Ditches, Shropshire: 10am - 3pm, Sun 17 Feb, Bury Ditches car park (SO331837)

Cannock Chase (Dingy Skipper)

11am - 3pm on Sun 4 Nov and Sun 11 Nov Cannock Chase Visitor Centre, Marquis Drive, Hednesford, Staffs, WS12 SPW
Contact Rob Taylor, Countryside Ranger, 01543 370737, 07817 122760 or
[email protected]