This free event will give you an insight into the importance of pollinators and how you can help conserve them.
Interested in learning more about Pollinators? Come along and learn more about insect pollinators from experts in their field.
Wild About Jersey are pleased to host a free in-person event on Saturday 18 June, 10am- 12pm at Caldwell Hall, St Clement.
Dr Zoe Randle and Dr Miranda Bane will present talks on surveying butterflies and moths for conservation and pollinator recording in the Channel Islands.
We will also describe Flower Insect Timed (FIT) Counts and how this simple survey can be a great mindful way to collect valuable data. Each FIT Count survey takes just 10 minutes and can be done using a smartphone app developed by the UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme.
10:10- 11:00 Dr Zoe Randle from Butterfly Conservation will give a talk on Counting Butterflies and Moths for Conservation.
11:05 – 11:25 Dr Miranda Bane from the University of Bristol and Guernsey Pollinator Project will give a talk on Pollinator Recording in the Channel Islands.
11:30 – 12:00 Local Senior natural environment officer, Denise McGowan will cover ‘How to do a FIT Count’, a simple Flower Insect Timed count which help us to monitor insect pollinators in Jersey. Denise will also demonstrate how to do a FIT Count in the field.
Following the Wild About Pollinators event the Wild About Jersey team will be holding a moth workshop from 12:30 – 2pm. Whilst Zoe is here we will use her expertise as Butterfly Conservation Coordinator of the UK’s National Moth Recording Scheme (NMRS) to help us coordinate moth monitoring in Jersey. She can talk to us about the importance of moth data from Jersey for the NMRS.
A light lunch will be provided for those who attend the afternoon workshop. If you are a local moth recorder and would like to attend the afternoon workshop please contact the Wild About Jersey team via email: firstname.lastname@example.org