Bookings are now open for the Cofnod Conference 2021. This is a free 'online' event, using Zoom and YouTube. The conference will be run over 3 sessions. 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.
This year’s Conference will run between 09:45 and 21:00 (with breaks). However, you are more than welcome to join and leave anytime throughout the day (we don’t expect you to sit through the entire event, unless you’re really keen!).
Earlier in June we provided another very informative online course in our "How to Record" series. This one was about Butterflies and was presented by the local expert, Jan Miller.
Click here to watch "How to Record" Butterflies
We've recently teamed up with Bumblebee Conservation, through their 'Skills for Bees' Cymru project, to deliver two sessions on Bumblebee identification.
Click here to watch Session 1
Click here to watch Session 2
LERC Wales are working with Bumblebee Conservation Trust to map the rare bumblebees of Wales. For more information about the relevant species and how to submit your records, click below.
BIS (in Brecon) is advertising for a part-time, permanent IT Officer.
The post is 0.4 FTE (2 days/week), with opportunity for additional hours and pays £32,032 p.a., pro rata.
Closing date for applications is Thursday, 3rd June 2021 at noon. Interviews will be on Monday, 14th June.
Immerse yourself for 10 months in beautiful North Wales.
Be a valued member of our Countryside and Trees Team.
Closing date: 25th June 2021.
Here is the May Bwletin (issue 159), full of the usual wonders!
* The old Aberdaron jetty - when and why?
* Celebrating nests
* The mystery of the fog bow
* What cues drive insects to fly in spring?
* The old red deer on Traeth Mawr - where did it come from?
* Dippers in Britanny - are they making a come- back?
* Clwb a Llygaid Bach: Recognising Birds of the Uplands
Now in its 7th year, data from the scheme has been used to input into the UK Biodiversity Set as part of C7 Plants of the Wider Countryside indicator UK Habitat Condition Indicator. Further work is expected on the indicator and vital habitat information is being explored across the dataset. The partnership project (JNCC, UKCEH, Plantlife, BSBI and DAERA) is the only long-term monitoring scheme of plants and habitats of it’s kind. Approximately 1500 volunteers are currently allocated a 1km square to survey and monitor across 5 plots twice a year every year. The robust methodology and long term monitoring of plants and habitats is already providing essential data on how are plant communities are fairing under increasing pressures and drivers of change. Please head to the website for more information or watch our videos on our YouTube channel . We also have a series of Webinars about the NPMS and habitat training webinars also, registration is here .
Plantlife is partnering with the university of Tartu, Estonia and supporting their European-wide Cowslip Survey which is now live. The survey explores heterostyly in cowslips (people are asked to look at the flower on an individual plant) and record whether the plant is an S-Morph or L-Morph. The ratio of these morphs can help us understand the health of a grassland habitat. I have attached more information about the survey and the link to the page is below, together with a link to a You Tube presentation about the survey.
Full time – 37.5 hrs per week
Fixed term contract, 1 year. Further extension if funding allows.
Closing date: 23:59, Sunday 25th April 2021
Cofnod, Intec, Ffordd y Parc, Parc Menai,
Bangor, Gwynedd. LL57 4FG