Spring talks

The programme of spring talks got off to a good start last week with a talk by Morgan Morrison on Pollinator conservation & your lawn. Here are details of the other talks in the spring programme. Please note that some are in person in the David Attenborough Building while others are online by zoom only.

Admission free – all welcome

The next talk is by Esme Ashe-Jepson on Habitat associations of British butterflies and their foodplants. This is online by zoom at 7:30 p.m. She will talk about her research into the associations of ten species of butterfly and one day-flying moth species and their foodplants in Bedfordshire, UK. She found high variation in associations across species, with species that overwinter at non-adult life stages having particularly restrictive associations, indicating they may be most vulnerable to environmental change.

The following three talks, on 22nd February, 29th February and 7th March are all in person at 6:45 p.m. in the David Attenborough Building, but also on Zoom.

Thursday 22nd February: Indonesia, Alfred Wallace and Krakatoa Olwen Williams
In person, David Attenborough Building 6:45 p.m.

Thursday 29th February: Otters – in Cambridgeshire Peter Pilbeam
In person, David Attenborough Building 6:45 p.m.


Thursday 7th March: Phenology in the Botanic Garden Rose Fricker
In person, David Attenborough Building 6:45 p.m.

The last two talks on 14th and 21st March will be online by zoom only, at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 14th March: What and where I record Jonathan Shanklin
Online by zoom 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 21st March: Moth trapping in Cambridge Duncan Mackay
Online by zoom 7:30 p.m.