Welcome to the first issue of the Cofnod Newsletter, packed with a range of articles focusing on wildlife and recording in North Wales. As a reader we hope you’ll be able to contribute articles for future issues. We’ve stretched the definition of Spring this year so that we can produce two issues per year!
Join us to learn about red squirrels and how you can help them. Contact Becky Clews-Roberts to book.
Cofnod is launching a new initiative, Monad of the Month, to encourage recorders to get out to locations with few or no records. Every month we will be promoting one monad in each vice-county in the hope of filling in some of the gaps on our maps.
Click below to see which squares to visit.
Here is Bwletin 138 - a special edition for Eisteddfod Llanrwst. The back page, skilfully designed by Gareth Pritchard, features Y Gogarth, the Great Orme, a great place for you to visit while in the area. On the centrefold there is a scrapbook of Llanrwst gleanings taken from the Tywyddiadur, and a selection of graphs and images illustrating different aspects of phenology. “What is phenology?” I hear you ask. Visit the Cymdeithas Edward Llwyd stand on the Maes to learn more.
An evening of talks at Pontio in Bangor, doors will open just after 6pm and the talks will start at 6.30pm. A round up of red squirrel conservation in North Wales, a talk from RSPB's Dr Cathleen Thomas all about Hen Harriers and finally a talk by Iolo Williams all about the bird species he loves and some of the crimes he has witnessed.
North Wales Mammal Group are pleased to offer a fantastic talk by Johnny Birks on all things pine marten! Johnny, a renowned pine marten expert and author of 'Pine Martens' will share his knowledge and experiences with us.
Johnny has spoken at NWMG events before and is always entertaining!
With special thanks to Chester Zoo, our hosts for the evening.
See poster for more details and click here to book your tickets:
We look forward to seeing you there!
Chater, A. O. & Woods, R. G. 2019. The Powdery Mildews (Erysiphales) of Wales: an identification guide and census catalogue. A. O. Chater, Aberystwyth.
Download from website link.
Latest Welsh environmental stories.
Odonata news and events from across the vice counties of Anglesey, Merionethshire, Caernarvonshire, Denbighshire and Flintshire.
Bird Recording North Wales is a newly formed platform for the CBRG and COS under one banner. A place for birdwatchers to find out all the going's on within North Wales. The main function of these two bodies is to produce the annual bird reports for the counties of North Wales, and of course to provide bird-oriented activities for members.
The website features a number of online services aimed at making bird watching in North Wales much easier.
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