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Butterfly Conservation 8th International Symposium

Attended by a few members of the Southampton Natural History Society, this Symposium recently took place over three days at Southampton University.

Whilst many of the presentations dealt with climate change, conservation and landscape scale management, citizen science featured very heavily and demonstrated the value of the work organisations like Southampton Natural History Society achieve through record keeping and the publication of  specialist reports.

A number of the papers that were presented are likely to be published in appropriate scientific journals over the coming months and years, but here is just a flavour of the event as described on Twitter by some of those attending (search on Twitter for #bcsymposium or follow @savebutterflies for more).