This free public event will be held at Rothamsted Conference Centre on Thursday 13th October from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.


The event is part of the Royal Society of Biology’s Biology Week 2016.


The event includes:

Four talks, followed by an open discussion:

  • 'Tracking birds as they migrate here, there and everywhere’ - Dr Judy Shamoun-Baranes  
  • 'Cloudy with a chance of moths, butterflies and ladybirds’ - Dr Jason Lim 
  • 'Chasing the high fliers: Radar studies of insect migration’ - Dr Jason Chapman 
  • Calories, clocks and a compass: Ingredients for an insect migrant’ - Dr Chris Jones 


‘Insect migration fun fare’, to include:

  • An insect balloon – demonstrating the use of a balloon to catch insects in flight (outdoors).
  • A moth merry go round –showcasing nocturnal flight.
  • A butterfly navigation or ButtNav – a flight simulator to showcase navigation.


Follow us, and the event, on Twitter: @Rothamsted #InsectBirdMigration


This event will be very popular, please reserve free tickets at:


Organised by: Rothamsted Research


Time and Date: Thursday 13th October – 7.30pm to 9.30pm


Location: Rothamsted Conference Centre, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ


Who should attend? Free event targeted to the general public. All welcome


Organisers’ contact details:

Dr Erin O’Rourke

Public Engagement Officer

External Relations

Rothamsted Research

Harpenden AL5 2JQ


Tel: +44 (0) 1582 763 133 ext 2685


Booking for this event has now closed.