Ocean Mist

Posted by Jes

Introduction

CONTENTS

  • Introduction
  • Butterfly Season Report/Events Report
  • Crabtree Reserve Report
  • Conservation News
  • Garden Survey Report
  • Out of Wexford: Expansion of the Comma Butterfly up four river corridors
  • Migrant moths
  • Butterflies in a changing Climate
  • Why study Butterflies

INTRODUCTION

Dear Butterfly Conservation Ireland Member,

Welcome to Butterfly Conservation Ireland’s Annual Report 2015.The year 2015 saw varied weather conditions but with less sunshine in summer than we hoped for. The Comma butterfly was found breeding in Ireland during 2014 and the story of its progress is published in this report as an exclusive for our members. Your continued practical and financial support is greatly appreciated and our butterflies and moths have an important voice for their conservation. Be assured that the conservation agenda is pursued at every opportunity. Our accounts were audited and passed so thanks are due to our joint treasurers Michael Jacob and Joseph Harding. Thanks are due to Richella Duggan, Andrew Power and John Lovatt for help in editing this report and to all who contributed to its contents and to all of our members and supporters. Please enjoy reading our annual report and pass this on to others who may be interested in joining Butterfly Conservation Ireland.

Yours in nature,

Jesmond Harding [Secretary]
Butterfly Conservation Ireland,
Pagestown,
Maynooth,
County Kildare.