As with any other activity,
there are hazards in the countryside and everyone taking
part in an event has a responsibility (duty of care) for
their own safety and that of others. We try hard to
ensure that our events present no greater hazard than
any other walk in the countryside, but we would
encourage anyone planning to attend an event to read and
act on the following advice:
• Wear appropriate
footwear. If there are unusual requirements these will
be noted in the event programme, but stout shoes are a
minimum requirement for any walk.
• The leader
will brief you on the trip before setting off, with
details of any known hazards and advice on what to do in
an emergency – please listen carefully.
their nature, butterflies are not always to be found
next to the path and will offer many opportunities
(temptations) to wander off the track. It’s easy to be
distracted and to miss potential hazards such as rabbit
holes, fallen or hanging branches, barbed wire etc. Beware of wet grass or moss, particularly on sloping
ground. Children are welcome at branch events but, if
under 16, they must be accompanied by a responsible
adult (maximum of two children per adult). If you are
bringing children with you, please ensure that the event
is within their capability.
• Dogs may be
allowed at some of the events. Please contact the
leader in advance to find out if the event is suitable.
• If you are uncertain about any
aspect of an event or activity, please contact the
leader in advance.
Contact details can be found
with each event entry. Do let the leader know if you
need, or can offer, a lift. If you decide to leave
early, please tell the event leader. Please note that
persons who take part in these events do so entirely at
their own risk and The Suffolk Branch of Butterfly
Conservation cannot accept liability for any injuries or
losses during the course of an event.
cameras, field guides and notebooks are always useful. For moth nights bring a torch and eye protection (i.e.
polarised sunglasses or wide-brimmed hat). Remember,
most nature reserves do not permit dogs. Map references
are based on the Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Landranger
series and are approximate. They refer to the
rendezvous, not the site. Anyone is welcome to come
along, Branch members or not.
** These trips are the sole responsibility
of Greenwings Wildlife Tours Ltd
Suffolk Branch of
Butterfly Conservation (SBBC)
At the 2018 AGM there
will be a photo competition for photos and videos taken
in the UK or abroad by a member of SBBC.
There are three classes
1. Still photo taken in the
2. Still photo taken outside the UK
3. A video
or digital slide show.
Judging will be by those
who attend the AGM so the entries must be available for
R1 - There shall be no more than 5 entries per
participant. Such entries can be in more than one
class (e.g. 2 in two classes and one in another).
R2 - Photos or films must:
> be of a butterfly
or moth at any stage in its life cycle
> be of wild
stock, not captive bred
> have been taken by a
Suffolk Branch member; their own work
> have been
taken in the year of the AGM i.e.2016.
R3 - Individual still
> be printed and presented no larger
than A4 (12” x 8”); A5 (6” x 8”) preferred
minimal editing before printing; not digitally enhanced
but allowing cropping and resizing.
Slideshows or films:
> must be no longer than 5
minutes; less preferred
> may include a commentary,
background music and/or text; other editing must be
minimal; not digitally enhanced but allowing cropping
and the Ken Burns effect (commentary can be live)
may include more than one species.
Class 1 -
“The photo I wish I had taken” - taken in the UK &
decided by popular vote on the night
Class 2 - “The
photo I wish I had taken” - taken outside the UK &
decided by popular vote on the night
Class 3 - “The
video or slideshow I wish I had made or presented” (DVD
or other format - please check what will work) - decided
by popular vote on the night.
Prizes - a round
there is no entry fee
B - entries in classes 1 & 2
shall have the member’s name on the back and a unique
number with the name if that person has more than one
C - entries for classes 1 & 2 shall have the
class number (C1 or C2) stated on the back
D - the
still photo DVD, CD or memory stick will remain the
property of the member but the committee cannot accept
responsibility for their condition at the end of the
E - entries need to be presented to a
committee member for display before the AGM starts
- entries may be pinned to a board or displayed loose on
G - entries may be labeled using masking
tape stuck to the edge of the photo and then put on a
wall or board
H - the still photo entries will be
judged by those attending the meeting during the tea
break and decided by ballot (to be arranged on the
night - ballot papers are provided allowing 2 selections
in each of Class 1 & 2 upon whichvoters enter the unique
number for their first and second choice. These are
‘scored’ and 3 people then go off to count the
votes/scores.); entries for Class 3 will be decided on a show of
hands after their display
J - entries need to be
retrieved by the member or their representative at the
end of the meeting
L - the winning entries for
classes 1 & 2 need to be made available for publication
to the editor of Suffolk Argus in electronic form after
the meeting (the editor may ask for others).
Wade - 20 January 2016