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.
BSBI plant surveys in Flintshire.
All meetings are off for the time being, in the interests of public health.
Please keep the dates in your diary, as I will restart meetings at such time as it seems wise to do so.
As a minimum, March and April are cancelled and after that we shall have to see how it goes.
An Introduction to Pond Life – from Agabus to Zygoptera
In this short course Tristan Hatton-Ellis will introduce pond habitats, which despite their small size are one of the most biodiverse habitats in Wales. The course has a particular focus on garden ponds, their biodiversity, ecology, design and construction (including planting), but also looks at ponds in a wider conservation context.
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.
This year's CIEEM Welsh Conference will be online and is entitled "Sustainable Management of Freshwater Resources: Bringing Our Rivers Back to Life". Click on the link to find out more
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!
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