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.
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.
Please note that meetings last until approx 3 pm, so make sure you bring lunch and enough water to keep you going. If you prefer, you can join us only for part of the day, and that's OK with us too.
Please ensure you are dressed appropriately for outdoor meetings and have all waterproof and warm gear/footwear that you need in North Wales! Please also make sure you read the risk assessment and the British Bryological Society Safety Code.
Indoor meetings are designed to train members in the use of microscopes for bryophyte identification, and in the interpretation of keys and illustrations in bryophyte id books. Bring your own microscope, if you have one, or use the ones kindly lent to us by Cofnod.
A brief introduction to mosses and liverworts by local bryologist Lucia Ruffino.
A walk around Coed Llennyrch and Felenrhyd to discover species.
Looking closer - microscope session.
The BBS will be exploring the county of Merioneth (Vice-county 48) which has everything from high, volcanic mountains to the great species-poor uplands of the Migneint. There is a coastal strip with dune systems and saltmarshes as well as numerous lakes and fantastic hidden river valleys. There are even the remains of a Carboniferous limestone quarry and a few scattered lime-kilns on the Ordovician 'limestone'.
We will be based at Plas Caerdeon, which is an Outdoor Education Centre in North Wales owned and run by Liverpool Hope University. It is situated between Dolgellau and Barmouth on the A496 (postcode LL42 1TH).
Contact Margaret Crittenden for more details.
Payment for accommodation at Plas Caerdeon, registration and/or the Society dinner should be made via PayPal (check the BBS website for more details).
Wyn Hughes will introduce you to these fascinating protozoans. The course will cover their biology, sampling methods, photomicroscopy and identification. Their existence since the Cambrian has enabled their use for age and depositional environmental interpretation, and living forms are today being used as indicators of environmental health.
This introductory course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to undertake amphibian surveys and is aimed at those working in consultancy or conservation. Part classroom - part field based. £25. contact Mandy Cartwright to book.
Have a browse and see if there is anything that takes your fancy!
Conservation events in Snowdonia.
Cofnod, Intec, Ffordd y Parc, Parc Menai,
Bangor, Gwynedd. LL57 4FG