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"The Butterflies of Sussex" - Official Book Launch

THE BUTTERFLIES OF SUSSEX

"The Butterflies of Sussex" was offically launched at the Booth Museum of Natural History in Brighton on the 25th May 2017.

Authors Michael Blencowe and Neil Hulme talked about the process or creating the Atlas and then read extracts from the book. Trevor Beattie, Chief Executive for the South Downs National Park Authority and Henri Brocklebank of the Sussex Wildlife Trust also made short speeches, as did Sussex Butterfly Conservation Branch chairman, Nigel Symington.

The evening was rounded off with a PowerPoint presentation of 200 slides in four minutes and thirty-one seconds accompanied by Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run". Mr. Springsteen was unavailable for comment, but I am sure would have enjoyed the evening if he had been there.

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Nigel Symington, Sussex Branch Chairman


Author Michael Blencowe


Author Neil Hulme


Henri Brocklebank of the Sussex Wildlife Trust


Trevor Beattie, Chief Executive for the South Downs National Park Authority


Nigel Symington thanks everyone involved in the creation of the Atlas


Michael and Clare Blencowe


Michael hands the microphone to Neil who is about to read from the Atlas


Neil reads from the chapter about the Purple Hairstreak


Michael recalls the history of the creation of the Atlas


The Atlas began as an idea in 2008


Over a hundred Butterfly Conservation members attended

Pictures by Colin Knight

You can order your copy of "The Butterflies of Sussex" here.

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