NEWSLETTER No 1 - Summer 1979
WEST MIDLANDS BRANCH, BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION
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As membership of the British Butterfly Conservation Society is increasing here in the Midlands, we feel it is worthwhile establishing a local branch. Owing to the distance involved it may not be possible to hold many local meetings as such, but, through this newsletter, we hope to keep members in touch with one another, and encourage the exchange of information and ideas. We are, however, able to organise a series of Summer field trips and outings for members in the West Midlands, who will be very welcome to join in (see details in this Newsletter)
For this, our first Newsletter, we are sending copies free of charge to all West Midlands members, but in future we will only supply copies to those joining the Branch and paying a small subscription. We are suggesting 50p for adults and 25p for juniors, which really is a basic minimum. It is hoped to publish at least two Newsletters a year and aim to fill the gaps between the twice-yearly BBCS News. If you think this sounds a good idea, please send a cheque or postal order, made payable to BBCS (West Midlands Branch), to the following address;
BBCS (West Midlands Branch),
c/o 173 Sullivan Road,
(All members will be sent a free BBCS car sticker plus membership card)
We also hope that you will make good use of the Newsletter by submitting items of news and points of general or local interest. We know how much fun and enjoyment members can gain through their interest in butterflies, but we believe that this can be further enhanced by sharing their experiences with others. The better informed our members are regarding butterflies and their conservation, the more chance we have of educating others to the dangers faced by many species, and fostering in them a similar enthusiasm for the survival of these beautiful creatures.
WHERE WILL YOU BE DURING AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY?
Come and see us at the TOWN & COUNTRY FESTIVAL
NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL CENTRE, STONELEIGH
25th-26th August, 1979
Help is always most welcome on our display stand!