Saving England's most threatened species from extinction

**NEW** Reintroducing the Chequered Skipper to Rockingham Forest – ONLINE TALK

Location:

Online Talk as part of (and hosted by) the FSC BioLinks Project

Date: Thursday 21st May 2020

Time: 2.30 - 3.45pm

 

Virtual Meet Ups (VMUs)

These Virtual Meet Ups are an opportunity to keep in touch and keep learning about invertebrates during lockdown. These VMUs are usually around an hour long. They comprise of a 30 minute talk from either an FSC BioLinks team member or a guest speaker on a range of topics such as invertebrate ecology, easy to ID species, recording schemes, citizen science projects or tools to help recording. These will be interactive sessions, with a question and answer session at the end and we’ll update you on our e-learning plans.

Reintroducing the Chequered Skipper to Rockingham Forest

We will have Susannah O’Riordan joining us in this VMU. Susannah works for Butterfly Conservation as the Project Officer leading the Back from the Brink Roots of Rockingham project. In May 2018, the Chequered Skipper butterfly, extirpated from England in 1976, was reintroduced to Rockingham Forest in Northamptonshire by Butterfly Conservation as part of the National Lottery-funded ‘Back from the Brink’ project.  Find out more about the research, habitat management and logistics that went into reintroducing this charismatic butterfly back into the English landscape and discover how the project has been faring so far.

We’ll be using Zoom for this meet-up – we’ll send details on how to join to everyone who books a place on the day. Please note that you only need to book one space per device, even if several of you are planning to watch the session on the same device.

For more information and to book please click here