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NEWSLETTER No. 4 -  Winter 1980/81

WEST MIDLANDS BRANCH, BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION

Contents

Editorial Cover
Local News 2
Trip Reports 5
The Silver-studded Blue in Gloucestershire 7
Butterflies in the garden 7
Drought Summer of 1976 7
Holidays 1981 7

 

Editorial

Again, despite the weather we can look back on the Summer with some satisfaction. Our field trips proved most popular and, as will be seen from the Field Trip Reports later in this Newsletter, none of the visits were total washouts. In fact, a member present on all our days out would have seen 38 species, which, when one considers that this excludes such relatively common species as Red Admiral, Holly Blue and Grayling, is a very good total.

Now that the West Midlands Branch is well-established, the time seems right to put the Branch on a more formal footing and we have decided to hold our first Annual General meeting to elect officers, review our progress so far, etc. Up to now the main responsibility for running the Branch has fallen on one or two individuals which, apart from being an unfair burden on the people concerned, is highly undemocratic. We hope that as many members as possible will come along to the A.G.M. which we intend to combine with a showing of members slides, hopefully repeating our success of last year.

We are also planning, by popular demand, a Winter programme to complement our Summer field trips, and hope these will be well supported. The accent is on active conservation work and full details appear elsewhere in this Newsletter. All of us gain a great deal of personal enjoyment from our interest in butterflies and it is important that we should be prepared to give something in return. Butterflies need all the help they can get if they are to survive in an increasingly hostile world and our Winter programme will provide an opportunity for B.B.C.S. members to make a positive contribution to their survival.

B.B.C.S  (WEST MIDLANDS BRANCH)

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

followed by

MEMBERS SLIDES

2.30 p.m.

SATURDAY, 6TH DECEMBER, 1980

at

RISEN CHRIST CHURCH HALL

WYKEN CROFT, COVENTRY

Please ring Mike Williams (Bewdley 400125)

for full details

 

Copydate for the next newsletter is 31st March, 1981. All contributions c/o 58 North Street, Stoke, Coventry.

 

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