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.
Why not connect with nature on your doorstep! Gardens, large and small are fantastic places for all kinds of plants and animals. This year, Wales Nature Week is all about nature in our gardens- and we need your help!
To start Wales Nature Week activities, join LERC Wales staff and the recorders of Wales to discover wonderful Welsh wildlife in your garden!
On Saturday 30th May, nature lovers across the nation are invited BioBlitz their garden, looking for species common and rare to contribute to our Wales wide species snapshot.
When: Saturday 30th May Midnight – Midnight
Where: Your own garden
What: Record all the species you can find in your garden for 24 hours – common or rare – to build a national species snapshot for Wales Nature Week
How: Follow the fun on Facebook and Twitter with #WalesGardenBioBlitz and submit your records via the Online Recording System(ORS) or LERC Wales App
Why: Have fun learning about the nature in your garden and contribute useful data to help wildlife conservation.
Suggested timeline for your wildlife hunt
5am: Dawn Chorus – early risers can share the experience of the wonders of dawn during May
8am: Marvellous Moths – live updates from the traps of LERC Wales staff
11am: Perfect Pollinators – Watch your flower beds to see what bees, butterflies and other winged wonders visit
2pm: Fantastic Flowers – what wild flowers can you find in your lawn / pavement cracks / flower beds
5pm: Cool creepy crawlies – look under logs and rummage through rocks to look for slugs, snails and woodlice
9pm: Twilight highlights: Listen for bats, shine a spotlight on spiders, and hunt for hedgehogs- what nocturnal visitors you can find after dark
We will be counting all records received for 30th May as part of the event. If you are an established recorder, please use your preferred submission method, e.g. MapMate, iRecord or your LERC’s online system. If you are new to recording, we suggest using the ORS or LERC Wales App.
An introduction to lichens and how to identify a few of the more conspicuous/easily-recognisable species when out on your walks. Cathy Wuster will guide you through these interesting and often colourful species.
This course, run in partnership with Celtic Rainforests Wales, will be on Zoom and you'll be provided with an access link and password after bookings have been taken.
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.
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 event will be held in Bangor. Visit the BSBI website to book.
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,
Bangor, Gwynedd. LL57 4FG