Are you interested in finding out more about wildlife? If so, volunteers are needed to help with national or locally run surveys. Sometimes training is available as part of these but our calendar also has details of other training courses, which may help improve your species identification and survey skills. Use the search facility to choose between Surveys , Training , Events or Meetings , or search by date or keywords.
Our calendar is not exhaustive and we need you to send us details of relevant events to keep it up to date. You may also find details of other biodiversity related events on the Wales Biodiversity Partnership website.
This year’s Cofnod Conference will be held online on Thursday 22nd October 2020. This is a free online event using Zoom and YouTube.
The conference will be run over 3 sessions, including our first ever evening lectures. We hope you can join us for all 3 sessions, or part of the day, to have the opportunity to engage with the interesting range of speakers we have on offer this year.
Book your place!
Changing the focus - wildlife recording during lockdown.
The 2020 conference will be a free online event, taking place on Friday 23rd October 10am - 12.45pm.
All meetings in 2020 are to be held on the 4th Friday of every month. Field site venues will be discussed at the January meeting. Please contact Jo for further details.
Roy Tapping will outline how Cofnod operates, how you can access and provide wildlife data and how these data are helping to make a difference.
Survey to record grassland fungi on the Wrexham Industrial Estate with Discover the Wild. No experience necessary - Booking essential (contact Henry Cook to book).
The annual Unknown Wales event has gone digital!
In partnership with the Wildlife Trust for South and West Wales, the National Museum of Wales brings you the 10th Unknown Wales event! Please join for an evening of talks about Welsh nature – especially some of the lesser known and hidden bits.
To book and for additional information, please visit their website.
This year's NBN Conference is taking place as a fully online event on Wednesday 18 November. It is being run in collaboration with iSpotnature, Faculty of STEM, The Open University.
To view the programme and to book please visit the NBN website.
This event will give delegates an opportunity to learn of collecting and identification techniques, old and new, which are being employed by biological recorders in Wales and the value of biological records to current evidence needs.
The event will appeal to biological recorders, students and professionals from organisations working in conservation within Wales.
The afternoon session will consist of a series of classroom and field based workshops together with a parallel discussion session exploring ways of encouraging new recorders and supporting biological recording in the future.
A number of places will be reserved for students. The event presents opportunities to get a taste of practical skills and where students might gain further skills and experience volunteering with organisations in the sector.
More details to follow.
Wildlife events across Wales.
All Cofnod events are on hold until further notice.
We intend to reschedule many of these events later in the year (depending on future government advice), but some may have to be cancelled.
We'll post updates as and when available.
Have a browse and see if there is anything that takes your fancy!
Cofnod, Intec, Ffordd y Parc, Parc Menai,
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